Shivani Persaud is a communications careerist and journalist by trade. She is a proud two-time University of Central Florida alum, having received her Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree and a Journalism Bachelor of Arts degree from the university.
Her repertoire includes communications roles with NASA, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations, and more. She is also a 2022 alum of the NPR Next Generation Radio Florida Newsroom Project, which focused on digital and audio journalism for the theme of climate change, and the former editor-in-chief of The Phoenix literary-art magazine, which was awarded a Silver Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in 2019.
A Queens, NY native, she is also a professional musician, with experience in Hindustani semi-classical music.