Shefali S. Kulkarni


Shefali S. Kulkarni is formerly a digital producer for Global Nation.

Shefali S. Kulkarni worked at The World in 2014 as the digital producer for Global Nation.Shefali has also worked as a health care reporter for Kaiser Health News, a non-profit news service in Washington D.C. She wrote a variety of stories about domestic health care policy, from coverage for patients with eating disorders, to how a roll of duct tape could save hospitals thousands of dollars in overhead costs. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Politico and NPR's health blog "Shots".After graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Shefali worked as the Mary Wright Fellow for The Village Voice. She blogged for the Voice's "Runnin' Scared" blog — including a blog post about using fake 'coffee names' that was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered". After that, she worked as an editorial assistant for The Daily Beast/Newsweek where she learned the ins-and-outs of social media and helped operate their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Shefali is a board member of the South Asian Journalists Association, a non-profit journalism organization with members from around the globe.Shefali hails from Hillsboro, Oregon, and really misses going berry-picking, drinking incredible coffee, and strolling through farmers markets in the summer. She is an avid photographer, but does not look cool holding her iPhone, and is saving up for a camera that doesn't ring. Shefali also loves to ride her bike almost everywhere, and looks very cool in her helmet. She tends to stress-bake brownies for anyone who will eat them, and is a life-long chocoholic. However, she strongly believes that white chocolate was just a well-marketed mistake.


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