FROM INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO JOURNALISM 

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Shriya Bhattacharya is a New York City-based freelance journalist reporting for Business Insider, Prism, Teen Vogue, and other publications. 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 COVID-19 lockdown in Washington, D.C. - in the past two years, she has written over 50 articles for 8 outlets.

Shriya seeks to create tangible change through her writing, especially for marginalized communities. She likes to report on healthcare, education, and culture and aims to become a foreign correspondent highlighting women and girls around the world.

Shriya graduated 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 14 other countries. In her free time, you can find her reveling in nature, taking dance classes, and running around NYC in search of great coffee.

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ABOUT SHRIYA

 
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I narrate my experience transitioning to journalism from another industry and interview those who've done the same.

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Four students of color talk about why there is a racial disparity in study abroad programs and how TOCA helps them overcome these barriers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Learn how mental health experts are using TikTok to help people access critical resources and information and why this is especially helpful for minorities.

PORTFOLIO

 

Qualifications

  B.A. in International Relations and Dance                      2018

Agnes Scott College

  Conflict Resolution Certificate Course                            2017

  Vesalius College

Women's Bridge to Business Program                             2016

 Georgia Institute of Technology

Skills

News and magazine writing

Fact-checking and editing

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and LinkedIn

WordPress and Wix

Awards

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English, Bengali, Hindi, and French

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship                2016

U.S. Department of State

Expertise in reproductive healthcare and Southeast Asia

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RESUME

 

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