Hi there!

Areena's not so professional headshot

I'm interested in covering climate justice, waste management and policy using data. I've worked as a city government reporter for a local newspaper in Idaho, for Reuters-Refinitiv terminal service Eikon and helped lead a team at a media startup, Glance.

Outside of all things news, I LOVE cooking —I make my own cheese and breads—the whole deal. I'm also a newbie plant mom🪴

I'm pursuing a master's degree in Data Journalism from Columbia University. I write a weekly newsletter, and I'm always up for good conversations over a cup of ✨chai!

Things I can do:

Data analysis: Web scraping with Selenium and BeautifulSoup. Data cleaning and analyses with Python libraries including Pandas, StatsQuest. Regex, SQL, R, Excel

Visualization: Adobe Illustrator, QGIS, Datawrapper, CSS

Languages: Hindi, Punjabi

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