Hello Brown Girl readership!
I’m an emerging multimedia journalist, looking to break into the TV news industry. News junkie by day and professional dreamer by night, I like to think of possible solutions to problems that society faces. My main interests are in health policy and researching the state of health care for disadvantaged populations. However, I enjoy writing for several beats.
As a journalist, I hope to be a voice to the voiceless and cover stories that are under-reported. Through my experience at Brown Girl Magazine, I have been able to work on becoming a versatile writer and analyze topics that are often silenced.
I am looking forward to starting my M.S. in Journalism at Boston University this fall. Being a history buff and foodie makes me even more excited to be in Boston soon! I was a former Videotape Operations Intern at UNC-TV (PBS affiliate) and currently contribute dance reviews for the IndyWeek.
Speaking of dance, I have studied Bharatanatyam for 16 years, Ballet for two years and Modern Dance for a year. Being informed about my Indian heritage while experiencing American culture has helped me come to terms with the confusion that often comes with being an Indian-American.
That said, I especially enjoy hanging out with my friends, who all come from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Observing the hardships I have seen some peers face, I have come to appreciate all of the opportunities that my parents have worked hard to provide. Therefore, I have decided to help others who may not be as fortunate.
During my free time, I enjoy a lot of hobbies and activities – trying new restaurants, shopping off clearance racks, watching Netflix, coffee dates and jogging trails.
While I have lived the majority of my life on the East Coast, I hope to return to my sunny birthplace, Los Angeles!
Recently accepted into Boston University’s MS Journalism program, Karishma B. Desai freelances for the award-winning IndyWeek and was a former intern for UNC-TV (North Carolina’s PBS Affiliate). When she’s not writing articles at Starbucks, you can find her videotaping a new adventure for YouTube or interviewing inspirational people for a documentary. She is a city girl who is working towards her dreams of becoming a TV reporter focusing on health policy.