I am a data journalist based outside the DC area. I currently work at Axios.
I have over 9 years of writing experience, with 2.5 years in a local newspaper in the U.S. and one year in a newsroom in Canada.
My most recent work was as a data and visual journalist CTVNews in Canada where I wrote a wide range of stories— from hidden COVID-19 fatalities and rising Omicron numbers to immigration backlogs and soaring inflation during the pandemic. I am comfortable with mapping tools and have created multimedia interactives through ESRI’s GIS interface. These stories included “50 Years Later: Expulsion from Uganda” and “Canadian Urban Skies Turn Lethal for Migratory Birds“.
Prior to CTVNews, I worked as a full-time data reporter for a local newspaper in Seattle, The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ). I wrote data-driven stories on local businesses and ran weekly Lists for the newspaper. Compilation of these weekly lists involved fact-checking and in-depth research through surveys and phone calls. These lists ranked regional businesses on different metrics and were compiled into the Annual Book of Lists.
As a data journalist, I am always keen to look at the investigative side of stories where data is fundamental. My strength lies in data-driven stories that look beyond the numbers published in public records. I have solid experience in data analytics, with experience in mapping and creating interactive visuals.
I have an MSc. in International Banking and Finance from the University of Durham, England, and an MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School, India. I also hold a certificate in Data Analytics from Northeastern University and have been a part of a data bootcamp hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. (IRE).
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