Saumya Rastogi is a journalist based in Boston, Massachusetts and is originally from New Delhi, India. She is completing her masters degree in Journalism from Boston University.
For 2-3 years, she has reported on politics, development, environment, gender, and human rights in India and the US.
She has covered a wide range of stories-- police brutality and protests during Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi, Northeast Delhi riots and rising Islamophobia in India, climate change affecting small vendors, sexual abuse faced by lower caste women in Northern India, farmers protests in India, against the Farm Bill passed by the Govt. of India in 2020, the Presidential Elections in the United States, Boston Marathon, Boston Mayoral Election, and much more.
Right now, she is focusing on building a body of work on social advocacy of gender, religion, race and mental health.
Most recently, she worked as an editorial intern for News 18, a digital platform based in India. She covered World Yoga Day, the LGBTQ community being affected by the Indian vaccination policy and COVID-19, rare health diseases, all from an Indian perspective.
Her current job is as a social media editor for Boston University News Service, where she handles their social media platforms. She recently launched a Tik Tok channel for them too.
Her work has appeared in SheThePeople, Youth Ki Awaaz, The Indian Express, News 18, Boston University News Service, LiveWire by The Wire, The Daily Guardian and The Development Channel.
Currently, she is busy unlearning some things and learning the ropes of writing and working in the US.
She also runs One Day at a Time, an Instagram blog advocating mental health.
She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and is available to assist, write, contribute and research on pretty much anything.