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University of Florida,Gainesville, FL. Expected Graduation May 2009
B.A. Journalism, Minor- Religion Cumulative GPA: 3.73, Honors Program

Florence University of the Arts,Florence, Italy. Spring 2007 Italian Studies, Creative Writing. GPA: 4.0

Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL. Graduated 2005 4.3 GPA in International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, top 5% of class


Intern at Yoga + Joyful Living magazine. Tasks included writing blurbs and short articles, editing, fact checking, Web site work, public relations, research and administrative duties.

South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Blogger. Official weekly blogger for largest national South Asian journalism group. Topics include politics, entertainment, personality profiles, cultural events and media.

Staff Writer at InSite magazine. Writing news features and short profiles for a Gainesville entertainment magazine.

Staff writer for The Shpiel-- a student-run newspaper on campus

Freelance writer published in The Independent Florida Alligator, Satellite Magazine and The Gainesville Sun.


Shannon Sexton, Editor-in-Chief of Yoga + Joyful Living

Links to Clips

Islam on Campus

Grooveshark-- A music file sharing company

Usha Yoga, a humanitarian yoga organization