Shivani Persaud is a journalism major and Burnett Honors scholar at the University of Central Florida graduating in Fall 2021.
She is currently a beat reporter for NSM Today, the student-run online newspaper at UCF. As an NSM Today reporter she covers 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.