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.
Beat: Socio-economic disparities, as part of an Equity Team based in Springfield.
This reporter covers underserved communities as part of an equity team that reports on disparities across a spectrum of socio-economic factors. The corps member reports in-depth stories focused on environment, gender, health, income and social equity, with the goal of identifying systemic, structural and institutional factors contributing to inequalities.