© 2019 by Rashi Shrivastava.

Rashi 

Shrivastava

Multimedia Storyteller

About Me

Rashi's journey began with writing poetry. Her passion for writing soon brought her to the world's first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She is now a junior studying Investigative Convergence journalism with a focus in business journalism. Middle schooled in Australia, high schooled and brought up in India and now pursuing her college degree in America, she has gained a global perspective on journalism. She has worked on stories ranging from period poverty in Missouri to how urban agriculture is a solution to food insecurity.  

Most recently she interned with Startland News, a digital publication with a focus on startups and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. Startland News is a part of the Kansas City Startup Foundation, a non-profit organization that is devoted to making Kansas City one of the most entrepreneurial communities in America. 

She has also covered entrepreneurship in rural Missouri for Missouri Business Alert and worked as a Production Assistant for KOMU-8. She has a keen interest in covering business stories. She dabbles in video, audio and photo editing and producing and teaches belly dance to keep her love for dance alive. She currently works as a writing tutor for the Writing Center at Mizzou and a Lifeworks Dance Instructor at MizzouRec.

 

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Food delivery giants are eating up restaurant profits
An investigative piece published in Startland News about how high third party delivery costs are running small independently owned restaurants out of business and how some startups are changing the narrative in Kansas City. 
How Uber is disrupting transportation around the globe 
St. Louis Post Dispatch published an in-depth feature story about how Uber is transforming travel lifestyles in Missouri and in India. This was an international project where we interviewed Uber drivers and customers in Kolkata, India and Columbia, Missouri. 
In neighborhoods where fresh food is scarce, urban farmers grow their own
This is a story that is close to my heart. I had spent a week reporting about how urban residents in Missouri use urban agriculture to fight food insecurity. I got the chance to tell the story of low-income residents in St. Louis who have lived in "food deserts" and used community gardening to feed themselves, 
 
 
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