FROM THE UNITED NATIONS TO JOURNALISM
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Shriya Bhattacharya is the entrepreneurship fellow at Business Insider reporting on Gen Z business owners and companies in the reproductive health and education spaces. Before pursuing journalism, she worked for the United Nations Foundation's global sexual and reproductive healthcare initiative. She first started reporting in March 2020 during the lockdown in Washington, D.C. - in the past two years, she has written over 55 features for eight publications including Teen Vogue, Prism, and Rewire.
Shriya seeks to create tangible change through her writing, especially for underrepresented groups. She aims to become a foreign correspondent publishing stories on women and girls living around the world.
Shriya graduated magna cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 2018 with a B.A. in international relations and dance. She has lived in Belgium, India, and the U.S. and has traveled to 15 other countries. She is currently based in New York City where you can find her enjoying nature, taking dance classes, and running around in search of great coffee.
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B.A. in International Relations and Dance 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
English, Bengali, Hindi, and French
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 2016
U.S. Department of State
Expertise in reproductive healthcare and Southeast Asia