About Me

Visualizer of data. Business Journalist. News Junkie. CUNY Graduate School of Journalism alum. Loves jazz, capitalism, cats and cheesecake. Obsessed with data, data-driven interactives and information design. Trying to be a coding ninja.

 


My stories, data visualizations and infographics have been featured on the International Business Times, The Atlantic, Salon, PopSci, Business Insider, New York Times blogs, among others.


Work Experience

Moody’s Investors Service, New York City
Data Visualization Associate, April 2014
I collaborate with Moodys’ economists to create compelling data visualizations and data-driven infographics that explain economic stories and financial trends. I’m currently focused on U.S. Public finance and sovereign economies.

International Business Times, New York City
Data Visualization Editor, April 2013 – March 2013
I create infographics, interactive graphics, news games, photo-illustrations and tell news stories using other non-standard formats using data-driven, computer assisted reporting techniques.

Business Insider, New York City
Editorial Intern, January 2013 – March 2013
I blogged about markets and finance at Business Insider and created several map-based data visualizations. My blogposts can be found under Business Insider’s Money Game and Clusterstock verticals.

CNN, New York City
Intern, September 2012 – November 2012
Assisted in the production of the World Business Today show which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. EST. Researched and fact-checked stories, transcribed tape, assisted producers on shoots.

Money Magazine, New York City
Intern, June 2012 – August 2012
Reported and wrote for the annual Best Places to Live in America franchise. Reported and helped design data-intensive graphics spreads. Fact-checked stories.

The New Indian Express, Hyderabad, India
Sub-Editor/Reporter, January 2010 – June 2011
Edited and wrote opinion and feature stories for City Express (TNIE’s features supplement). Managed other reporters and sub-editors that were a part of the City Express team.

Trendz Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Senior Features Writer/Sub Editor, September 2009 – December 2009
Planned content, photographed fashion and product shoots, edited and wrote stories for Trendz Hyderabad, which was then a start-up.

Femina, Hyderabad, India
Intern – Fashion Writer/Stylist, January 2009 – May 2009
Researched and wrote articles for the Fashion & Beauty section. Sourced garments from designers and assisted the head stylists during editorial fashion photo-shoots.

The Times of India, Hyderabad, India
Intern – Copy Writer/Editor, May 2007 – July 2007
Edited the weekly style section in the Hyderabad Times (TOI’s features supplement). Reported and wrote stories for all sections of the features supplement.


Education

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York City, NY
MA in Business Journalism, December 2012
Himan Brown Scholar, Multimedia Storytelling Teaching Assistant, Data Driven Interactive Journalism Teaching Assistant

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai, India
BA in Communication Design, May 2009
Ranked 61 in the all-India entrance examination


Skills

Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Reaper, HTML/CSS, Tumult Hype, iNews and many, many other online tools
Hardware: Most DSLR cameras, Marantz recorders
Languages: English, Hindi, Oriya


Honors and Awards

Mark of Excellence Award for Online In-Depth Reporting
Society of Professional Journalists
The Doctor Drain, a project I worked on with several colleagues at CUNY, that examines New York’s looming primary care crisis, won the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Mark of Excellence Award for Online In-Depth ReportingThe Doctor Drain previously won honorable mention in Editor & Publisher’s national EPPY Awards in the Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report category.

Himan Brown Scholar
Himan Brown Foundation
Received a scholarship from the Himan Brown Foundation to pursue a MA in journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.


 

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