EXPERIENCE

Washington, D.C.

Brown Girl Magazine

Washington, D.C.

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; Prism

Freelance Journalist                       May 2020 - Present

Washington D.C.

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

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

Atlanta, Georgia

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 

Atlanta, Georgia

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

Brussels, Belgium

The Kyle House Group

Legislative Intern                           May - August 2017

Washington, D.C.

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

Calcutta, India

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.

EDUCATION

Qualifications

  Bachelor of Arts in International Relations       2018

Agnes Scott College

Skills

Writing for news, magazine, & blog mediums

  Conflict Resolution Certificate Course              2017

  Vesalius College

Qualitative & quantitative research

 Women's Bridge to Business Program              2016

 Georgia Institute of Technology

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, & LinkedIn

WordPress & Wix

Awards

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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