Abrar Al-Heeti is a staff reporter for CNET's culture team. Born and raised in Champaign, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism. While in school, she worked for The Daily Illini and the Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems, and was an intern at Illinois Public Media and The News-Gazette. In her current role at CNET, Abrar covers everything from breaking news to Silicon Valley culture to social media trends. She works in San Francisco.