Rashi 

Shrivastava

Multimedia Storyteller

About Me

Rashi's journey began with writing poems. Her passion for writing 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. 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.  She has reported on stories ranging from urban food insecurity to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the retail industry. She wrote for Forbes as a tech and innovation intern in the summer of 2021 where she wrote about multi-million dollar startups that have raised funds and the Cloud 100 List. She is a contributing writer for Vox Magazine in Columbia and has worked on culture and food stories related to dance organizations, poetry, Buddhism and the declining turkey population in Missouri. 

 

During undergrad, she interned with Startland News, writing feature stories about startups and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. She was an editorial fellow for the Kauffman Foundation.  She worked as a business reporter for three years for Missouri Business Alert. She has a keen interest in covering people-focused entrepreneurship stories. Rashi dabbles in video, audio, and photo production and editing to complement her in-depth written storytelling.  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. 

Forbes

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Vox Magazine 

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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,