FROM THE UNITED NATIONS TO JOURNALISM
PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH A. MURRAY
Shriya Bhattacharya is a reporter at Business Insider covering the creator economy - specifically, creators and startup founders from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. 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 articles 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. Born and raised in the U.S., she's also lived in India and Belgium and has traveled to 17 other countries. She's currently based in New York City.
I narrate my experience transitioning to journalism from another industry and interview those who've done the same.
Four students of color talk about why there is a racial disparity in study abroad programs and how TOCA helps them overcome these barriers.
I'M A CAREER CHANGER WHO STRUGGLED TO GET A JOB IN JOURNALISM. HERE'S WHY NEWSROOMS SHOULD HIRE MORE PEOPLE FROM UNCONVENTIONAL BACKGROUNDS.
Standardized testing has always been racially biased, but the pandemic taught more people about it. Now, the demand to eliminate the tests is much stronger.
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.
EDUCATION ADVOCATES SAY THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS RACIAL BIAS IN STANDARDIZED TESTING IS TO ELIMINATE THE TESTS COMPLETELY
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
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 the creator economy and reproductive health
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