Editorial Experience


May 2016 - Present

Content Strategist, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

  • Maintain and update content in Drupal for NSF’s Division of Materials Research websites including mrsec.org
  • Collaborate with center directors and administrators to keep sites current and dynamic

2009 - Present

Writer/Editor, Freelance

  • Contribute to media outlets and publications including The Atlantic, Smithsonian.com, NPR and The Last Word on Nothing.

Dec 2011 - Nov 2016

Editor, The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD

  • Wrote, edited and assigned news stories for The Wildlife Society’s website, wildlife.org; helped promote content on social media
  • Collaborated with contributors, developed editorial lineups, edited articles, planned layout and design for The Wildlife Society’s award-winning magazine, The Wildlife Professional

Jul 2006 - Dec 2011

Science Writer and Production Editor, The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD

  • Wrote and edited content for The Wildlife Professional and wildlife.org

Jul 2006 - Jan 2007

Coder, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Washington, DC

  • Researched and coded daily news articles in print, broadcast, and online for Pew Research Center's PEJ Weekly News Index

Jan - Apr 2006

Editorial Assistant, National Geographic Traveler, Washington, DC

  • Conceptualized and developed a business plan for an online newsletter on sustainable tourism for the Traveler magazine. Planned content for the newsletter's first two issues
  • Wrote articles on geotourism charters for the National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations

May - Jul 2005

Editorial Intern, E/The Environmental Magazine, Norwalk, CT

  • Reported, wrote, and edited articles on science and the environment
  • Researched and updated current events and news items on the magazine's website

Jan - Apr 2005

Assistant Editor, Global Journalist, Columbia, MO

  • Planned the quarterly publication's entire issue from layout and design to copy editing and rewriting, following through to the post production stage
  • Reported on significant media events in South Asia

Jan - Apr 2005

Reporter, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO

  • Wrote in-depth feature stories
  • Wrote weekly profiles on Columbia's neighboring town

Apr 2003 - Mar 2004

Editor, The Asian Age, Mumbai, India

  • Planned and assigned the day's news stories with the English daily newspaper's centers across India (Circulation: 100,000; distributed in India and the United Kingdom)
  • Designed the front page and inside news and business pages

Education


May 2006

University of Missouri - Columbia, USA

Master of Arts in Journalism

Mar 2003

University of Mumbai - Mumbai, India

Master of Arts in English Literature

Apr 2001

Mithibai College of Arts - Mumbai, India

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Assistantships and Awards


2012

Association Media and Publishing Excel Award

Bronze for "Fenced Out"

2009

2009 ECO Awards for Excellence in Environmental Communications

Award of Merit for an Individual Article: "The Price of Protection"

May 2009

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources

Great Waters Institute Fellowship

Jan - Dec 2005

Graduate Instructor

Missouri School of Journalism's J2100, News Reporting and Writing

Jan 2006

Washington Reporting Program Scholarship

Missouri School of Journalism

Jan 2006

Duffy Fund Award

Missouri School of Journalism

Additional Skills


Software

AP Style, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, WordPress, Drupal, InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXPress, InSite, HTML

Languages

Hindi and basic French