I am a South Asian multimedia journalist and editor based in the American Midwest. I am drawn to stories that show hope amidst adversity and focus on the themes of race, social inequity, and the environment. In 2022, I received the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium Program.
I am pursuing an MA in Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO. I have worked as a visuals editor and staff photojournalist at the Columbia Missourian. Before pursuing visual journalism, I earned a master's degree in environmental sciences and have held internships and volunteer positions in environmental conservation. I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Society of Environmental Journalists, and Asian American Journalists Association.
Journalism Work Experience Multimedia Intern - Science Desk | National Public Radio | Summer 2022 Visuals Editor | Columbia Missourian | Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Coordinator | College Photographer of the Year | Fall 2021 Staff Photojournalist | Columbia Missourian | Summer 2021 Coordinator | Pictures of the Year International | Spring 2021 and 2022
Workshops Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) | Annual Conference | 2022 Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) | 2022 Northern Short Course | 2021 Summit Workshops | The Art of Photo Editing | 2021 Kalish Workshop | Online Storytelling with MediaStorm | 2021 Summit Workshops | Research for Science, Culture, and History Stories | 2021
Scholarships SEJ Diversity Fellowship | Summer 2022 IJNR Field Trip Fellowship | Summer 2022 Graduate Research Assistantship | University of Missouri-Columbia | Fall 2021 Summer Tuition Scholarship | University of Missouri-Columbia | Summer 2021 Graduate Research Assistantship | University of Missouri-Columbia | Spring 2021