Shweta Krishnan

1161 Commonwealth Ave, Apt 3y Allston, MA 02134 Phone: (302)682 7581 y E-Mail:

Boston University, College of Communications, Boston, MA, USA M.S. Science and Medical Journalism | Jan 2011 GPA 3.80 M.G.R Medical University, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)| March 2007 C.Raiit Dunhill Prize for Physiology 2001-2002 | Distinction Physiology and General Medicine

‡ Freelance Writer and Photographer Researched and co-wrote an article for Commonwealth Magazine. Worked as a photographer for Commonwealth Magazine, and The Comment. ‡ College of Communications Writing Center Fellow and ESL Specialist Boston University, Boston, MA | Sept 2009 Dec 2010 Assisted ESL and non-ESL students with very varying writing skills to develop their ideas and write comprehensive papers. Supervised group editing workshops at the College of Communications. Co-presented a paper entitled Can a writing center be too ESL Centric at the National Conference in Peer Tutoring in Nov 2010 at Baltimore, Maryland. ‡ Production Assistant Boston Science Communications Inc., S. Easton, MA|May 2010 August 2010 Assisted in the production of a 50 part video series entitled Biomes of the Earth for Facts on File. Specific tasks included finding and logging footage, developing graphics and animation and editing photographs. Worked with a team to do background research for the company s upcoming projects. Assisted in developing the company s website. ‡ Co-Founder and Editor Sa, | Sept 2008 Dec 2009 Designed and Published Sa, an independent non-profit feminist web magazine. Specific tasks included recruiting writers, developing story ideas, assigning beats, writing stories and publishing the magazine every two weeks. Prior to its closure, Sa

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was featured in the Indian Newspaper, The Hindu as a widely read webzine.

‡ Editorial Board Memberand Contributor MMC Tribune | March 2005 March 2007 Assisted in developing and publishing the student run magazine at Madras Medical College. Reported and wrote health stories, editorials and profiles. ‡ Staff Writer AIDS Scan, IDSP Newsletter, TNMSC Times Newsletter | March 2002 March 2005 Researched and wrote article on public health in South India

Selected Publications
‡ Commonwealth Magazine | Jan 2011 A Son Seeks Answers Researched and wrote story with a fellow investigative journalist, and worked as a photographer for the project. ‡ Fakeality Magazine | Jan 2011 Flying the Coop, Facebook: Changing the Face of Two Generations, iPodman goes to work, Wiihurts Wrote articles and produced videos for the web magazine. Assisted in developing the theme and producing the magazine.

Additional Qualifications
UC Berkeley, CA, USA Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop | Aug 2008 May 2009 Goethe Institut, Chennai, India German as a Second Language Levels A1 to C1 | Sept 2007 May 2009

‡ Video: Script writing, recording and editing for TV and Documentaries. Proficient in Final Cut Pro.

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‡ Audio: Narrative writing, recording and editing for Radio. Proficient in Protools, Audacity and Soundtrack Pro. ‡ Photo: Photographing using different lenses, flash techniques and cameras for print and web. Proficient in Photoshop. ‡ Web: Developing websites, stories for the Internet. Proficient in Soundslides Plus, Wordpress. ‡ Graphics and Design: Developing basic animation and graphics. Proficient in Apple Motion. ‡ Languages : Proficient in English, German, Hindi. Conversational Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and French. References
Douglas Starr, Co-director, Graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism, Boston University Phone: 617-353-5972 | Email: Gino Del Guercio, President Boston Science Communications, S. Easton, MA Phone: 508-828-0760 | Email: Ellen Ruppel Shell, Co-Director, Graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism, Boston University Phone: 617-353-5973 | Email: Scott Allen, Science Writer and Investigative Reporter, Boston Globe Phone: 617-929-3112 | Email:

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