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.
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