Shweta Krishnan

Local Address: 245 Boston Ave, Apt 2, Medford, MA 02155 Permanent Address: 8067, Presidio Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 +1 (302) 682 7581  kriznan.shweta@gmail.com www.shwetakrishnan.com Objective To produce compelling stories on science, health and the environment, using my skills in narrative and visual journalism, and my background in medicine. Education M.S. Science and Medical Journalism | Jan 2011 Boston University, College of Communications, Boston, MA, USA GPA: 3.80 Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop | Aug 2008 – May 2009 UC Berkeley, CA, USA M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) | March 2007 Madras Medical College, Chennai, India C. Raiit Dunhill Prize for Distinction in Physiology 2001-2002

Summary of Communication Skills • Writing: News articles, features, blog posts, scripts for videos, audio slideshows. Experienced in using word processing software. Familiar with AP and MLA styles. • Video: Writing and producing high quality video stories for the web and TV using Final Cut Pro. • Audio: Scripting and producing audio slideshows and podcasts using Protools, Audacity, and Soundslides. • Photo: Producing photo essays, and photo galleries. • Graphics and Design: Basic animation and graphics for web and TV, using Apple Motion. • Social Media: Experienced in using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and Vimeo. • Web: Web design using basic HTML. Experienced in Wordpress, Blogger, and Drupal. • Languages: English, Hindi, German, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and French.

Experience Production Assistant, Powderhouse Productions, Boston | November 2011 – Feb 2012 • • • • • • • Plan episodes for PBS’s weekly show Skyweek. Work with the writer and host, Tony Flanders, on scripts. Research and develop a visual storyboard. Generate animation and illustration where necessary. Work with video editor to produce final versions of the video. Write summaries of research papers for the new CHGE website Produce educational films using Final Cut

Web Intern, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School | November 2011 – Feb 2012

Shweta Krishnan
Editorial and Multimedia Intern, Sky and Telescope Magazine | April 2011 – October 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • Report and write news stories on astronomy events, astrophysics and cosmology Produce in-house videos using Final Cut Pro Develop photo galleries and edit podcasts Film and edit lecture videos in formats that can be posted to the web. Produce photo essays, stories for Commonwealth Magazine, Patch.com and The Comment. Develop motion graphics for a video series entitled Biomes of the Earth. Work with a team to research the company’s upcoming projects. Assist in developing the company’s website. Design and publish Sa, an independent non-profit feminist web magazine. Edit and write stories on women’s health, gender violence. Design and publish pages on Facebook and Twitter

Video Producer, Department of Physics and School of Education, BU | Feb 2011 - April 2011 Freelance Writer and Photographer | Jan 2011 - Present Production Assistant, Boston Science Communications Inc., S. Easton, MA | May 2010 – August 2010

Co-Founder and Editor, Sa, www.savadati.com | Sept 2008 – Dec 2009

[The blog which preceded the magazine is still available at http://savadati.wordpress.com] Editorial Board Member and Contributor, MMC Tribune | March 2005 – March 2007 • •  Develop and publish the student publication at Madras Medical College. Report and write health stories, editorials, sidebars and profiles. Research and write articles on public health in South India.

Staff Writer, AIDS Scan, IDSP Newsletter, TNMSC Times Newsletter | March 2002 – March 2005 Fellow and ESL Specialist Writing Center, College of Communications, BU | Sept 2009 – Dec 2010 Assist ESL and non-ESL students in writing comprehensive papers. Volunteer, Child Rights and You (America) | March 2011 – Dec 2011  • Write press releases to promote fund-raising campaigns, and events. Teach English and Mathematics to a group of 6-12 year olds from a Chennai slum Fellow, Teach India Initiative (World Vision) | Sept 2008 – Dec 2008

References: Kate Hester, Director of Education, Center for Health and the Global Environment (HMS) Phone: 617-384-8533 | Email: Kate_Hester@hms.harvard.edu Tony Flanders, Associate Editor, Sky and Telescope Magazine Phone: 617-864-7360 | Email: tflanders@skyandtelescope.com Douglas Starr, Co-director, Graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism, BU Phone: 617-353-5972 | Email: dstarr@bu.edu Ellen Shell, Co-director, Graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism, BU Phone: 617-353-5972 | Email: eshell@bu.edu

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