Hello there! My name is Rashika, and I’m a journalist at NBC News.
A little bit about me: I’ve grown up all over the country, but most recently I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. I moved to Syracuse to study journalism, and I never thought I could fall so in love with an arctic tundra.
At Syracuse University, I was a Broadcast & Digital Journalism student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I was also a dual major in the Citizenship and Civic Engagement program, where I get to learn about public affairs and work with local nonprofit organizations in the Syracuse community.
For my final college semester in 2019, I spent my time in New York City through the Newhouse-in-NYC program, where I got a small taste of the Big Apple. That experience was an instrumental stepping stone to my career, as I am now an official New Yorker, working at NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.
In my leisure time, I enjoy exercising, hanging out with family and friends, and appreciating the wonders of libraries and coffee shops.
Thanks for reading – RJ