Seena Sleem

Reporter

Seena Sleem
Seena Sleem
Reporter
Seena Sleem was born and raised in New York.

She considers herself a city girl and even got her undergraduate degree there. She has a B.A. in Politics and Broadcast Journalism from New York University. At her time at NYU she was part of the newscast, anchoring, producing and editing.

Back in NY, Seena interned for several broadcast stations including CNN, MTV and also the local news station, NY1. Right before she left for Oregon she anchored the United Nations online newscast.

Seena loves to play soccer; she was captain of her varsity team. She also enjoys traveling and has spent one semester studying abroad in Prague.

She's very active on social media. If you want to follow her on twitter or instagram her account is @seenasleem. You can also find her on facebook.

Recent stories by Seena Sleem

Local 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' (Video)
The University of Oregon’s President's Review Panel held its second session responding to a number of sexual assaults and rapes near campus on Tuesday, just three days after a woman was allegedly raped near Autzen Stadium.

The sessions ask for public input on how the university can better respond to and prevent sexual crimes on campus.
Local Disadvantaged students get help with school clothes, supplies: 'It's a real blessing for us' Disadvantaged students get help with school clothes, supplies: 'It's a real blessing for us'
About 40 students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School filled a backpack with free school supplies Saturday. Afterward each student went shopping at Valley River Center with a mentor for a $150 school clothes shopping spree.

Parents like Sarah Curry, who has a daughter going into 3rd grade, said the generous donation from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club will prepare her child for the school year.

JR Laing, a member of theActive 20-30 Club, says she wants every student to feel proud and stand tall each day they walk through the classroom door.
Local Festival of Eugene: 'It's been a fantastic rollercoaster' Festival of Eugene: 'It's been a fantastic rollercoaster' (Video)
In spite of numerous challenges, the Festival of Eugene is officially on for a weekend of entertainment at Skinner Butte Park.

“It's been a fantastic rollercoaster, with highs and lows and we hope to bring all those highs to all those people that come here,” said Anand Holtham-Keathley, a community liaison for the festival.

The event was scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Event producer Krista Albert said the free show is an embodiment of the city’s spirit.
Local Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries' Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries'
With football season right around the corner, players across the nation are gearing up for practice. Experts are warning coaches about on-field dangers.

USA Football held a Heads Up Football coach clinic in Eugene on Sunday, focusing on player safety. The clinic is part of an initiative to lower the neck and head injuries that youth players can get playing football.

Coaches learned about concussion awareness, equipment fitting and tackling training.
Local Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste (Video)
Nearly 12 billion gallons of wastewater flows from homes and businesses of Eugene and Springfield to the wastewater treatment plant off of River Avenue.

The plant celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday by allowing locals into the plant to see the treatment process, which separates the bio-solids, disinfects the water and recycles it back into the Willamette River.
Local Mural on new ShelterCare facility: 'From being this very chaotic place, to a very ordered place' Mural on new ShelterCare facility: 'From being this very chaotic place, to a very ordered place' (Video)
A local artist spent Saturday leading 5 others in creating a mural on the wall of the new ShelterCare facility on 4th Avenue.

Valentina Gonzalez led a class of five painters in bringing her colorful geometric concept to life.

The wall will have a chaotic semblance of shapes that fall into place when a person rounds a corner. Gonzalez said the piece reflects the transition many of the homeless families go through when they seek help from ShelterCare.
Local Habitat for Humanity doesn't just build houses Habitat for Humanity doesn't just build houses (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Qualifying homeowners can receive free help maintaining their homes.

"A Brush With Kindness" started about two years ago through Habitat for Humanity.

Since then, they've been able to help about 8 houses a year in the Springfield-Eugene area.

Don Griffin, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, said the program helps make sure people not only have a decent place to live but can maintain it for as long as they need.
Local Follow Your Heart Action Network visits Eugene Follow Your Heart Action Network visits Eugene (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Curtis Reliford started the organization Follow Your Heart Action Network to donate items to the Hopi Reservation.

Reliford, of Santa Cruz, Calif., was in Eugene on Tuesday collecting items from a woman whose husband passed away.

Reliford said giving to others is a great way to make the world a better place.
Local Senior Center in Veneta seeks more volunteers Senior Center in Veneta seeks more volunteers (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The Fern Ridge Service Center caters to the senior community.

They provide meals throughout the week, and anyone 60 and older is welcome.

The operations manager said the service is important because they monitor what they seniors eat.

"If they're diabetic, they have a certain meal which they can get here," said Lois Riha. "If they have salt problems or need extra vegetables in their food, we can get that all arranged."

Providing the service requires volunteers, she said - and they always need more.

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Local Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co. Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co. (Photo Gallery)
The Orchid Clinic is now providing health care to some residents in rural Lane County, nearly two years after two University of Oregon alumni dreamed up the project.

Co-creators Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey said they came up with the plan while the former U of O students were competing in the Oregon Social Business Challenge. That plan blossomed into the Orchid Clinic.

Located in Oakridge, the Orchid Clinic had its grand opening on Sunday.
Local Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival: 'It’s about being proud of who you are' Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival: 'It’s about being proud of who you are' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival is about celebrating individuality, no matter who a person may love, said event coordinator Paul Homan

“It’s about being proud of who you are,” Homan said. “No matter what you are, who you love, you have the right to respect, the right to dignity and the right to love.”

Brett Bigham, winner of the 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year, says he's the first openly gay male to have won the award. He spent Saturday offering resources to students who may struggle with their identity during adolescence.
Local Eugene-Springfield Fire merger complete Eugene-Springfield Fire merger complete (Video)
The fire departments of Eugene and Springfield officially merge operations as of Monday.

The creation of Eugene-Springfield Fire started about 7 years ago.
Local Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Gonorrhea rates have skyrocketed in Lane County.

"What we recognize is our population between 2010 and 2013 has only increased 1 percent," said Cindy Morgan with Lane County Public Health, "and yet the number of cases - the rate - has increased about 800 percent."
Local Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' (Video)
Motorcyclists from across the Northwest will be taking a trip through Oregon this weekend for the annual Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride.

The ride honors fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty in 2011.

Friends and family say Chris was a pay it forward type of guy. The tour raises money for non-profits and a memorial scholarship fund, helping keep Kilcullen’s kind spirit and generosity alive.
Local Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' (Video)
Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.

Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.

“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.