I am a dual newspaper and online journalism and political science major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, with a minor in English and textual studies.
I’m currently lead producer of Off-Campus News for The NewsHouse
Between semesters, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my family. I enjoy traveling, socially conscious comedy and being around animals.
You can tweet me @mastahfia or check out my photos on flickr
Diversity and representation in media matter.
What Motivates Me to Work
My parents came here from India to go to graduate school. Neither of them came from a particularly wealthy background, so they had to work hard to maintain their scholarships and save whatever money they could. After my brother and I were born, they made sacrifices to provide for us.
My parents’ culture is one in which families take care of one another without expecting anything in return. I’ve been very fortunate to have my parents’ support, both emotionally and financially, in the things I do, including attending SU. Even though I’m still not sure what I want to do with my life after college, I keep going because I understand how lucky I am to have the opportunities I do. I am where I am thanks to my family, and I know the best way to pay them back is to take advantage of what I have access to, and to work hard.
Conference Information & Schedule At the Jobs And Community Wealth Conference we will… Hear directly from exciting speakers about cutting edge alternatives for economic development, and go deeper in workshop sessions Have the opportunity to ask leaders in the field of community wealth building press...
IMPORTANT SESSION TO LEARN ABOUT CHANGES TO THE PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM The Paid Family Leave program is going into effect on January 1, 2018 and this event will offer information on what this means for employees and employers, provide an overview of how the program works, and will be an opportunity to answer questions you may have about the program. Please feel free to share this event with those who might be interested. Please RSVP to this event. Who: Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon What: Discussion on Paid Family Leave Where: Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse NY 13204 When: Wednesday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm RSVP: Colleen.Deacon@exec.ny.gov ... See MoreSee Less