Columbia Journalism School Welcomes Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D., as Director of Alumni Relations
Columbia Journalism School's Alumni & Development team announced today that Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D., will become the new Director of Alumni Relations, starting February 22nd.
Shrivastava, ‘02 M.S., is an accomplished journalist who was part of the School’s Career Development team from 2013 to 2015. Since then, she has led career development and alumni relations at Columbia University’s Statistics Department, the largest such department in the U.S. In her time there, she organized more than 50 alumni and career-related events per semester, including an annual alumni awards dinner. She also teaches a course on professional development, covering topics ranging from digital presence to negotiation, mentoring and upskilling.
Prior to her transition to Columbia, Shrivastava spent more than 20 years as a business reporter in television, print and newswires in the U.S., Canada and India. Her reporting experience includes The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones in New York City, where she covered credit markets and global foreign exchange and won five Dow Jones awards for breaking news on the financial meltdown during the credit crisis. She also worked as an on-air reporter for BBC World's India Business Report in New Delhi and a web editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto.
Shrivastava earned her doctorate in international relations from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She has served three terms as president of the South Asian Journalists Association and is currently an adviser to its board. She is also the faculty adviser for the SAJA@Columbia student group at the J-School.