Shivani Persaud is a journalism major and Burnett Honors Scholar at the University of Central Florida graduating in December 2021. 

She currently reports for NSM Today, the student-run news media at UCF, covering university news from events and updates to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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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