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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Nina Shen Rastogi, 2007

Pronunciation: Ruh-STOH-ghee (hard G!)

MA, New York University (NYU)

Nina Shen Rastogi is the child of immigrants from India and China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism at New York University (NYU)

Nina was born in the United States to parents who have since become American citizens. Her mother is from Taiwan and her father is from India.

As a Soros Fellow, Nina received an MA in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a BA in English and also holds an MA in Shakespearean studies from King's College London and the Globe Theatre, where her dissertation on binary concepts in Measure for Measure was awarded a mark of distinction.

Nina is currently a senior marketing manger on the Echo and Alexa team at Amazon. Previously, she was a senior community strategist in Amazon's publishing division, the VP of Content for the award-winning teen literary site, a writer and editor for Slate, a Shakespeare and comics editor at Barnes and Noble Publishing, and a high school English teacher.

  • MA Cultural Reporting and Criticism | New York University (NYU)
Work History
  • Amazon, Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon Echo and Alexa
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