Karishma Desai

Location
US
School
Boston University
North Carolina State University
Expertise
Beauty, Lifestyle/Culture, Health/Wellness, Policy
  • Through her education and experience, Karishma has been trained as a research-based reporter. Her undergraduate minor in Biological Sciences has given her a background and knowledge in reading through medical jargon, which allows her to relay the information you need to know on health and wellness.
  • Karishma's passion for beauty and lifestyle emerged from her days as a classically-trained dancer. She learned how to do her own elaborate stage makeup for Indian classical dance recitals. These skills helped her later on when she had to do her own makeup as a TV reporter. Now, she wants to inspire other women to love themselves and feel beauty through self-care.
  • Karishma is the granddaughter of the late B.V. Desai, an Indian freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament. Her grandfather's service to liberating India and humbly serving his constituents has continued to inspire Karishma's desire to be a positive influence in the world. She is an avid follower of global political news and enjoys reading various perspectives on recommended policy ideas.

Experience

Through her education and experience, Karishma has been trained as a research-based reporter. Her undergraduate minor in Biological Sciences has given her a background and knowledge in reading through medical jargon, which allows her to relay the information you need to know on health and wellness. Karishma's passion for beauty and lifestyle emerged from her days as a classically-trained dancer. She learned how to do her own elaborate stage makeup for Indian classical dance recitals. These skills helped her later on when she had to do her own makeup as a TV reporter. Now, she wants to inspire other women to love themselves and feel beauty through self-care. Karishma Desai is a communications and content specialist with over six years of experience at various broadcast, digital, and print media outlets across the country. She graduated with her Masters in Journalism from Boston University in January 2017. After graduating, Karishma worked as a TV reporter; in that role, she has interviewed political figures like former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, and U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski on topics like pre-K education, immigration, and environmental protection. She has also had the opportunity to cover the 2019 Women's March on Washington and the 2019 New Jersey State of the State Address.

Education

Having earned her BA in Communication-Media and her MS in Journalism, Karishma has a strong foundation in informational writing, coupled with content marketing skills. She is able to break down complex topics so that they are easily understandable and interesting.
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