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Shriya Bhattacharya is an Indian American freelance journalist based in New York City. She is Brown Girl Magazine's youth editor and has reported for Teen Vogue, Prism, Dance Magazine, and other publications.
She is a firm believer in the power of human connections: through her journalism, she seeks to amplify minority voices who want their story told. Some of Shriya's reporting interests are global health, youth activism, and South Asian culture.
Shriya has lived in the United States, India, and Belgium and has traveled to 13 other countries. She previously worked at Washingtonian as an editorial fellow. Before, that, she was a Program Associate for the United Nations Foundation's global sexual and reproductive health care initiative. Shriya graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2018 with a B.A. in international relations and dance. She spends her free time outdoors on hiking trails and in parks, taking dance classes, or running around NYC in search of really great coffee.
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.
Learn how mental health experts are using TikTok to help people access critical resources and information and why this is especially helpful for minorities.
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
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 2016
U.S. Department of State
English, Bengali, Hindi, and French
Expertise in global health, youth activism, and South Asian culture