Brown Girl Magazine
Lead new youth vertical highlighting South Asian activists, organizations, and perspectives
Manage team of five writers to publish content spanning politics, education, health, lifestyle, entertainment, etc.
Design and implement editorial and digital strategies, including social media campaigns and partnership pitches, to recruit new talent and expand organic readership
Health & Politics Writer January - November 2020
ABOUT: Brown Girl Magazine was created by and for South Asian woman who believe in the power of storytelling as a vehicle for community building and empowerment. Brown Girl encompasses women, men, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals living across the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Founded as an online publication in 2008, Brown Girl Magazine is the first-ever multimedia company based in New York City with global reach and dedicated to South Asian self-expression and dialogue.
Teen Vogue; Ms. Magazine
Freelance Journalist May 2020 - Present
Pitch, write, and edit stories and news articles centered on youth activism, women's health, racial justice, and COVID-19
Collaborate with editors, fact-checkers, and social media managers to publish and promote content
Find and interview sources via on-the-ground reporting, social media platforms, and video correspondence
ABOUT: Teen Vogue is the young person's guide to saving the world. The publication aims to educate, enlighten, and empower their audience to create a more inclusive environment - both online and offline - by amplifying the voices of the unheard, telling stories that normally go untold, and providing resources for teens looking to make a tangible impact in their communities.
Ms. Magazine is more than a magazine, it's a movement. It is an American liberal feminist magazine co-founded by Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pittman Hughes and is the first national American feminist magazine. Since 2001, the magazine has been published by the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Youth Editor December 2020 - Present
Agnes Scott College Center for Writing & Speaking
Monitor social media channels and news outlets to write breaking news articles and features for politics and health verticals
Earned +8,000-page views of twelve articles over one year
Peer Tutor August 2016 - May 2018
Coached +75 students on writing and speaking assignments over two years; responsibilities included editing analytical essays, personal statements, conference presentations, etc.
Presented research on best tutor practices at two Southeastern Writing Center Association conferences
The Carter Center
Preventing Violent Extremism Intern August - Dec 2017
Drafted President Jimmy Carter's talking points for the 2017 Countering Islamophobia Symposium
ABOUT: The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS) is a peer tutoring organization devoted to improving and enhancing students’ writing and speaking skills. Staffed by trained peer tutors, the CWS provides students of all ability levels with individual assistance and in group settings for writing papers and in preparing and practicing speeches and presentations. The center strives to be welcoming and accessible to all, a place where students can work in a positive, collaborative atmosphere.
Circulated +50 daily news updates on ISIS activities in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq
ABOUT: The Carter Center is a non-governmental organization started by former U.S President Jimmy Carter in partnership with Emory University in 1982 to improve the lives of people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights, preventing diseases, and improving mental health care. The Center's projects include monitoring elections, mediating conflicts between warring states, leading disease eradication efforts, and more.
The Global Governance Institute
Peace and Security Intern Jan - May 2017
The Kyle House Group
Legislative Intern May - August 2017
Attended U.S. Congress Foreign Affairs Committee and Appropriations Committee hearings to draft legislation on food security, family planning, and education initiatives
Compiled daily memos on United Nations, WHO, and World Bank updates
ABOUT: The Kyle House Group provides customized consulting services to a diverse portfolio of clients in the non-profit and commercial sectors in the areas of strategic communications, policy analysis, and government relations. The company also manages a number of high-level advocacy and engagement projects on global health and development, national security, and international trade and investment.
Interviewed MEPs in European Parliament plenary sessions to publish five blogs on U.S.-EU relations
Revised two journal publications on United Nations peacekeeping missions in Mali and Somalia
Child Rights and You
ABOUT: The Global Governance Institute is an independent non-profit think tank that brings together policy makers, practitioners, and scholars from the world's leading institutions to devise and strengthen approaches to global governance. Its mission is to promote comprehensive research and cutting-edge analysis on core policy issues: peace and security, environmental and sustainable development, global economy, global justice, and global education and innovation. GGI places a particular emphasis on the improvement of the United Nations system alongside strong, regional organizations.
Communications Intern May - August 2015
Published four reports on child sexual abuse with ABP News and NDTV
Interviewed children in ten rural school districts to write blog posts on education policy
ABOUT: Child's Rights and You is an Indian non-governmental organization that works to restore children's rights by partnering with grassroots movements in the country. It aims to uplift thousands of underprivileged Indian children denied basic human rights by working across levels - direct action, advocacy, mobilizing public opinion, and policy change. CRY launches different campaigns that focus on specific issues that affect children such as humanitarian crises, child-friendly policies, and more.
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations 2018
Agnes Scott College
Writing for magazine & blog mediums
Conflict Resolution Certificate Course 2017
Qualitative & quantitative research
Women's Bridge to Business Program 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology
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