Resume

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JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

CNN Digital, Atlanta, Ga.
Associate Producer, Mobile (June 2016 — Current)
• Program content on CNN’s smartphone app, mobile web and desktop platforms
• Tweet breaking news to @cnnbrk account of more than 40 million followers
• Write stories for CNN Photos
• Conducted a competitive audit of Apple Watch news apps to inform CNN’s redesign
• Redesigned and reorganized CNN’s Reality Check landing page

CNN Image + Sound, Atlanta, Ga.
News Assistant (June 2015 — June 2016)
• Contribute to election coverage by logging political events and selecting soundbites
• Assist with production needs for live news shows in the control room and studios

CNN Investigative Unit, Atlanta, Ga.
Investigative Unit Intern (January 2015 — May 2015)
• Performed data analysis for major multimedia investigative feature on airport luggage thefts
• Researched and fact-checked stories produced by CNN’s Investigative Unit
• Conducted background interviews and investigated tips for preliminary reporting

Georgia News Lab, Atlanta, Ga.
Investigative Reporter (August 2014 – May 2015)
• Worked with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV on investigative stories
• Used government databases, spreadsheets and public records to examine issues in Atlanta
• Produced profile on Georgia state legislature candidate using public records

The Emory Wheel, Campus newspaper, Atlanta, Ga.
Digital Editor 
(May 2014 – April 2015)
• Produced multimedia features with photo galleries, videos, audio, graphics and text
• Optimized print stories for the web by developing multimedia content to supplement stories
• Coded the “Get Involved” webpage using jQuery to make it more user-friendly
Copy Chief  (March 2014 – May 2014)
• Edited the entire newspaper for grammar, accuracy and clarity
Health Sciences Beat Writer, Senior Staff Writer  (October 2013 – May 2014)
• Wrote articles on emerging studies and healthcare administration news in Atlanta
• Reported on boycott of Israeli academic institutions, American hostages in Iran, etc.

CNN Medical Unit, Atlanta, Ga.
Intern (Summer 2014)
• Researched medical topics such as mental health and diet for web and TV features
• Reported on medical studies on topics such as autism and diabetes for CNNHealth.com
• Assisted on field shoots and SGMD show production

USA TODAY, Remote.
Collegiate Correspondent (Summer 2014)
• Pitched and wrote 12 original news stories for USA TODAY College
• Reported on topics such as ISIS, Israel-Gaza conflict and North Carolina voting laws from a college angle
• Used social media platforms to find sources and promote stories

Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Ga.
Music Intern  (Summer 2013)
• Wrote articles for Creative Loafing’s music blog, Crib Notes
• Wrote briefs about local Atlanta events for print newspaper
• Transcribed interviews; Researched for feature pieces

East Kentucky Broadcasting, Pikeville, Ky.
News and Social Media Intern  (Summer 2012)
• Hosted live entertainment news segment each day on two radio shows
• Captured pictures and video for live event coverage with news team
• Assisted in writing and producing radio packages for air

EDUCATION

Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. B.A. in International Studies and Journalism (May 2015)
Related Coursework: Political Science Methods, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Politics, Comparative Politics, South Asian Politics, Egypt: Politics, Culture and Society, Partition of British India, Media, Islam and Social Movements, News Video, Digital Media, Journalism Ethics, Communication Law, Health and Science Writing, Magazine Writing

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Canvas Network, Doing Journalism with Data
Mulin Blog Online J-School, Intro to Data Visualization
VersedEdu, Online Journalism

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Languages: Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu; intermediate spoken and written Persian
Activities: North Indian Music Ensemble, WMRE college radio host
Affiliations: Investigative Reporters and Editors, Online News Association, South Asian Journalists Association, Asian American Journalists Association, Atlanta Press Club
Skills: Data analytics, Web analytics, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, CMS, MS Excel, research

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