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Shriya Bhattacharya is an Indian American journalist based in New York City who currently works 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, Dance Magazine, 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.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Shriya has lived and worked in the United States, India, and Belgium. 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 to different parts of the world, always on the lookout for stories that should be told. The latter is on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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As COVID-19 continues, isolated villages in Africa are experiencing increased rates of hunger. These two students raised funds to help feed the people living in these communities.

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

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As Kamala Harris becomes the first woman of color Vice President pick, here are all the times she has referenced her Indian background and how it has shaped her career.



  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


Writing for news, magazine, & blog mediums

Qualitative & quantitative research

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, & LinkedIn

WordPress & Wix


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  2016

U.S. Department of State


English, Bengali, Hindi, & French

Expertise in youth activism and South Asian culture



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