Nirvani Williams covers socio-economic disparities in western Massachusetts for New England Public Media, a nonprofit multimedia organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to this, Williams was the associate editor of Seema, an online publication dedicated to spreading more stories about women in the Indian diaspora, and has written a variety of articles, including a story about a Bangladeshi American cybersecurity expert and her tips for protecting phone data while protesting. Williams interned at WABC-TV's “Eyewitness News,” WSHU public radio, and La Voce di New York, a news site in Italian and English. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Stony Brook University, where she was the executive editor of the student-run culture magazine, The Stony Brook Press. Williams hopes to inspire with her writing and to continue reporting on systemic and institutional inequalities in underserved communities.
New England Public Media is an independently managed division of Boston-based WGBH Foundation. It was created in 2019 through an alliance between WGBY television in Springfield, Mass., and New England Public Radio, part of the Five College Consortium in western Massachusetts. NEPM is committed to serving the people of western New England by providing trustworthy journalism, cultural content, events and initiatives, educational services and community engagement. It serves more than 1 million households in western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut and southern Vermont.
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