TIARA SCIENCES PO GRANT
The Tiara Sciences Po partnership awards two annual grants of up to US$ 5,000 for Sciences Po Masters' students.
The following candidates are the recipients of the Tiara Sciences Po Grant.
Maithreyi completed her undergraduate studies in journalism and communication from the School of Communication at Manipal University. In the final semester of her Bachelors, she was awarded the DAAD scholarship from the German Government to pursue an exchange semester at Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences. After her graduation, as a part of India Fellow, a social leadership program,she went on to work in the development sector specifically in Communication for Social Change (C4SC) and Media Rights. Following the fellowship, she worked with Project Koshika - an initiative of India Fellow, in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, where she helped set up a blog called Bundelkhand Post. The blog documented the social and political struggles of the local adivasi communities in the region. Her final stint was at DataBaaz, India’s first video-led data journalism initiative. As a lead researcher and reporter, she covered a multiple ground reports on health
and environment, particularly from rural India.
She strongly believes that her brief work experience with grassroots organisations before switching to data journalism informed her stand as a journalist. It taught her the power of people centric policies; the outcomes of people taking ownership of issues that affect them; the power of hyper local elements at play and how problems cannot be solved in isolation.
An Emile Boutmy and Charpak BCS scholar, Maithreyi is currently pursuing a Joint Masters in Journalism and International Development at Sciences Po, Paris. In the future, she hopes to create a solutions driven media venture - a model that will thrive to create valuable discussions on solutions available for complex problems, more accessible to the masses.