Shivani Persaud is a senior journalism major and Burnett Honors scholar at the University of Central Florida graduating in Fall 2021

She is currently the Managing Editor for NSM Today, the student-run digital news outlet at UCF. As Managing Editor she assumes leadership on an ad-hoc basis, coordinates newsroom operations and maintains a master story budget.

Previously she was a beat reporter for NSM Today, covering student government news, initiatives and updates, along with general university news and events in a multimedia format.  

As a former editorial intern for the Council on Foreign Relations, her responsibilities included editing staged content and analyzing user statistics, culminating in an In Brief published by CFR. 

A Queens, NY native, she is 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.

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