Bijoyeta Sahoriya Das is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. Prior to joining LaGuardia, Bijoyeta worked as an independent journalist, photographer and media trainer. She reported from South and Southeast Asia, Turkey and the US, writing for Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Radio France among others. She trained journalists and developed local media institutions in South Sudan for two years. She writes long-form narratives and literary features and wrote a creative non-fiction biography of Haiti’s first woman prime minister. She is also a student of Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, and Indic philosophy.