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Malavika Vyawahare is a New York-based science journalist who started her career at The New York Times bureau in her native India. There she covered a range of issues, including politics and health. She completed a master’s degree in science, environment, and health reporting at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2015, where she was the Robert Wood Johnson fellow. Vyawahare has reported extensively on health issues in India and on climate change in the U.S. She tries to bridge the gap between narratives about the environment in the developed and developing worlds through the written word, data, and multimedia.
She is currently working on a long-form climate change story in the U.S. with a grant from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her reporting on maternal and child health won the Global Health Reporting Contest administered by the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C.