Salma Abdelnour Gilman

  1. Head of Alumni Affairs

Salma Abdelnour Gilman is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Time Magazine, Forbes, Tin House, AFAR, the Village Voice, and many other media outlets.

Before she was appointed to lead the Alumni Affairs department in January 2022, she was an adjunct faculty member and career service and alumni coach at the Newmark J-School.

Her memoir, Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut, was published by Broadway Books/Random House. It examines the meaning of home, through the lens of her return to Beirut in 2010 after emigrating to the U.S. as a child during the Lebanese civil war.

Salma has been the Travel Editor at Food & Wine and the Food Editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. She has consulted on content and strategy for media brands such as NBC, Conde Nast and, and she currently writes, ghostwrites and edits content ranging from books to features and op-eds for media brands, book publishers, non-profits and executives.

She was also an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and has been a frequent guest speaker at the New School, NYU, and CUNY. Several of her articles have been selected for publication in The Best Food Writing anthologies. Salma has written about digital financial services, ocean pollution, parenting, and education, among other topics.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley.