Rashi 

Shrivastava

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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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,