Writing

Media 

Featured in New York Times 360 video "When Your Commute Includes Hearing ‘You Don’t Belong in This Country'"

Featured on “This Movie Changed Me” podcast via On Being Studios

"Life After the MFA" podcast episode on The Inner Loop 

Video selected for New York TimesWhat N.Y.C. Sounds Like Every Night at 7” gallery 

Humor Writing

"An Indian in Yoga Class: Finding Imbalance" Best of Brevity anthology 

"An Indian in Yoga Class: Finding Imbalance" Brevity

"How to Compliment a Finance Bro so You Can Secure Half and Leave in Three Years" Points in Case

Nonfiction

"The Crossroads of America" Essay Daily #Midwessay series

"Why I won’t comfort my Trump-voting Indian American relatives when I go home for Thanksgiving" The Independent

“Meghan Markle’s Trooping the Colour Appearance on the Buckingham Palace Balcony Matters” Teen Vogue

“Race at the Race: Being Indian-American at the Indianapolis 500” Literary Hub 

“A Guy on the Subway Told Me I Didn't Belong in This Country and I Told the Whole World About It” Cosmopolitan 

“Bend It Like Beckham and the Art of Balancing Cultures” The Atlantic 

“How Miss Cleo taught me to turn racial stereotypes inside out” The Washington Post 

"Someday Never Comes" Good Girls Marry Doctors: An Anthology of South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books) 

“Frank Vega: It's What's on the Outside That Counts” Your Impossible Voice 

"Three Continents, Three Generations" The Normal School

"Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself & Vacuum Cleaner Salesman" Apogee 

"Reign" TAYO (print) 

"Looking Ahead." Indianapolis Woman Magazine (print) 

“Choosing a Path” Indianapolis Woman Magazine (print) 

"Kid, Meet Green" Indianapolis Woman Magazine (print) 

Book Reviews

"Searching for ways to understand and survive 'Girlhood'" The Boston Globe

“I’m So Jealous You Get To Read 'Anita and Me' by Meera Syal For the First Time” Bustle

"Timothy Denevi's Freak Kingdom" The Collagist 

"Sejal Shah's This is One Way to Dance" Harvard Review 

Professional Writing 

"Hydration Nation" Shape

"Skincare as Self-Care" Real Simple

"Serums, At Your Service" InStyle

"Hyaluronic Acid HeroesPeople en Español

"Get to KnowGet to Know Melē, A New Product Line Created for Melanin-Rich Skin" People

"New Must-Try Products for Melanin-Rich Skin" InStyle

"Easy as ACB: Adopting Conscious Beauty" Real Simple

"Less is More: Clean Ingredients and Sustainably Packaged Skincare" InStyle

“The Afterglow” People en Español

"Faux Sure: The Best Sunless Tanners at Ulta Beauty" Shape

"Meet Bliss Block Star, The Mineral Sunscreen We Can’t Wait to Wear Every Day" Instyle 

"The bold and brilliant conference shorts from TEDWomen 2019" TED Blog

"Pampers Virtual Childbirth Education Series Provides Support for Expecting Parents" Parents

"Reading list: 23 female TED speakers tell us about the books that shaped them" TED Ideas Blog

"10 great films from female directors that you need to stream right now" TED Ideas Blog

Honors and Awards

Brevity essay featured in Creative Nonfiction’s Sunday Short Reads in May 2019

Judged IUPUI 2019 Spring Semester Nonfiction Writing Award

Semi-finalist for 2018 Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship

Featured as distinguished alum in George Mason University’s Fourth Estate Magazine 

Semi-finalist for 2016 St. Albans Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

Recipient of George Mason University 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Judged George Mason University 2016 Berkey Writing Contest

Sole recipient of George Mason University 2015-2016 Nonfiction Thesis Fellowship 

Mary Rinehart Nonfiction Award Runner-Up 2015

Award finalist and scholarship winner for 2014 Key West Writer's Workshop