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Shriya Bhattacharya is a New York City based Indian American journalist currently working as an editorial fellow at Washingtonian. She is also the youth editor at Brown Girl Magazine and has been published in Ms. Magazine, Teen Vogue, Prism, and more.
She is a firm believer in the power of human connections: through her journalism she seeks to amplify the voices of minority groups and individuals who want their story told. Shriya's reporting interests include youth activism, global health, South Asian culture, and more.
Shriya has lived in the United States, India, and Belgium and has traveled to 12 other countries. She previously worked at the United Nations Foundation on their global sexual and reproductive health care team; before that she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2018 with a B.A. in international relations and dance. In her free time, Shriya loves to teach dance classes, explore the outdoors, and travel around the world, always on the lookout for stories that want to be shared.
As COVID-19 continues, people living in isolated villages in Africa are going hungry. These two students raised funds to help feed the people living in these communities.
Teenagers and young adults explain how and why the farmers' protests in India impact life in the United States and why more young people should get involved.
Four students of color talk about why there is a racial disparity in study abroad programs and how TOCA helps them overcome these barriers.
The professional dance industry was uniquely impacted by COVID-19 and these graduating seniors explain why that makes it more difficult to find a post-graduation job.
This new youth vertical - the first of its kind - will create a safe, inclusive, and diverse space for young people in the South Asian diaspora to express their opinions.
When the pandemic began, thousands of people around the world enrolled in online therapy. I explain why I went in the opposite direction.
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations 2018
Agnes Scott College
Conflict Resolution Certificate Course 2017
Women's Bridge to Business Program 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology
News and magazine writing
Fact-checking and editing
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and LinkedIn
WordPress and Wix
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 2016
U.S. Department of State
English, Bengali, Hindi, and French
Expertise in youth activism and South Asian culture