Neema Roshania Patel died of cancer at the age of 35

Neema Roshaniya Patel passed away on Monday at the age of 35 after battling gastric cancer.

She helped lead the newspaper's successful podcast "The Lily", which focuses on women and gender issues.

He left his position as top editor at Lille in 2009 to join the paper's Next Generation initiative

Which aimed to widen the readership of WAPO to the younger demographic

He wrote about a variety of sources in an op-ed to the Poynter Institute.

After working for a high school newspaper, he graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a degree in journalism.

The married mother of one previously worked as a community editor in Philadelphia at the NPR member station WHYY.