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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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

  Vesalius College

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





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