Ashvini Malshe is an arts and culture writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s a second-year Master’s student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. There, she's produced content for various outlets, including Oakland North and North Gate Radio. Last Spring, she traveled to India as an international correspondent, to report on gender-based issues in the Northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
In May 2018, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mediated Communication and Technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her previous experiences include being a Broadcasting Assistant for WEFT 90.1 FM Community Radio in Illinois, Production Assistant for Pixeldust Studios in the DC-Metro Area, and Museum Relations Intern at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Northwest Arkansas. Currently, she's a Professional Development Liaison for the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley.
In her free time, she's an avid reader. Right now, it's White Rage by Carol Anderson. She's also quite partial to cooking, a hobby she picked up during her time watching videos from Munchies, a Vice channel.
As a writer and reporter, in-depth experiences with digital content production have helped refine Ashvini's video, audio, and editorial skills. These experiences introduced her to her passions: art, television and film, fashion, culture, and religion. They have also broadened her understanding of what encapsulates pop culture and just how meaningful it can be to important societal conversations like undocumented immigration, minority representation in television and film, and artist activism.
Above everything, her work is rooted in her love for what is good, what is right, and what is uncommon. She hopes that one of them speaks to you. Samples of her work are captured below - hover over each image to reveal the story within!
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live."