Connecting people one story at a time

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Shriya Bhattacharya is an Indian American freelance writer and journalist based in New York City. She is Brown Girl Magazine's youth editor and has reported for Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Prism, and other publications. Before pursuing journalism, she worked for the United Nations Foundation's global sexual and reproductive healthcare initiative. 

Shriya is a firm believer in the power of human connections: through her writing, she seeks to amplify minority voices who want their story told. Some of her reporting interests are global health, youth activism, and South Asian culture.

Shriya graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2018 with a B.A. in international relations and dance. She has lived in India, Belgium, and the U.S. and has traveled to 14 other countries. Her free time is spent outdoors 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

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  2016

U.S. Department of State

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English, Bengali, Hindi, and French

Expertise in global health, youth activism, and South Asian culture

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RESUME

 

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