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Innovative Storyteller

About Me

Rashi's journey as a writer began by writing short poems in the fifth grade. Her passion for storytelling brought her to the world's first journalism school at the University of Missouri in 2016. She got her bachelor's degree in investigative convergence journalism with a minor in economics. She's now pursuing a master's degree in magazine journalism. Middle schooled in Australia, high schooled in India and now pursuing her college degree in America, she has a global and diverse background.  As a business reporter, she reported on issues ranging from urban food insecurity to how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the retail industry. In the summer of 2021, she interned at Forbes in the tech and innovation section,  where she wrote about multi-million dollar startups and contributed to the Cloud 100 List and Next Billion-Dollar Startups List. She is a contributing writer for Vox Magazine in Columbia has worked on a wide gamut of culture and food-related topics. Some of her best works include a profile on the declining turkey population in Missouri, an article on how ballet dance groups adapted to the pandemic, and why tofu became a trend during the pandemic. 

During undergrad, she worked with Startland News, writing feature stories about startups and entrepreneurship in downtown Kansas City. She was an editorial fellow for the Kauffman Foundation, learning the ins and out of mission-driven storytelling. She has launched creative social products like MoMade, a video series about inventions that took place in Missouri (fun fact, the ice cream cone was invented here), and a Welcome to CoMo newsletter. She has a keen interest in covering entrepreneurship at the intersection of societal impact and business efficiency. Rashi dabbles in video, audio, and photo production to complement her in-depth written storytelling. Her work is accurate through fact-checking and copy editing.  She was also a writing tutor for the MU Writing Center and a Lifeworks Dance Instructor at MizzouRec. Currently, she is a graduate teaching assistant for business journalism courses. 


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