Rashi's journey as a writer began by writing short poems in the fifth grade and reading young teen fiction novels during hot afternoons in India. Currently, she is a tech reporter at Forbes writing about the humans behind startups and artificial intelligence and working on flagship lists like AI 50, Midas List, Forbes 30 Under 30, and the Cloud 100. She also fact-checks magazine stories with a critical lens and as an assistant editor at Forbes managed 500 contributors, assessing their articles for quality.
Her interest in storytelling brought her to the center of the U.S.-- to the world's first journalism school at the University of Missouri in 2016. Here, she learned how to craft narratives across the mediums of video, audio, text and photo. She got her bachelor's degree in investigative convergence journalism with a minor in economics and a master's in magazine journalism. As a business reporter at Missouri Business Alert, she penned the stories of small-town entrepreneurship traveling to the hidden nooks of rural Missouri. As a contributing writer for Vox Magazine in Columbia, she wrote on a wide gamut of topics (but mostly food): from tofu to turkey. As an undergrad, she interned at the nonprofit Startland News, interviewing entrepreneurs-- and the governor of Missouri-- out of downtown Kansas City. When she's not writing, she's brushing up on her dancing skills and cooking Indian comfort food.