Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney, Founder/Producer of DesiCollective, Writer at India Currents

Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney, Founder/Producer of DesiCollective, Writer at India Currents

Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney is a writer for India Currents magazine, showcasing the stories of South Asians in the United States while exploring the social and cultural impact of issues like immigration, health, census, elections, technology and the arts. She is also a Producer/Founder of DesiCollective Media, creating multimedia (podcast, video and written) content that impacts the multiethnic, multicultural communities of the South Asian diaspora.

Anjana is a 2021 & 2022 grantee from the USC Center for Health Journalism, reporting on domestic violence in the South Asian community. This project received two – First place In-Depth Reporting California Journalism Awards from the California News Publishers Association.

In 2022, Anjana won a grant to report on aging, as part of the first Altavoz Lab cohort. She also received an award for Local Coverage of Election 2020 from CNPA.

Anjana began her career as an electrical engineer, and revels in the challenge of using both the analytical and creative parts of her brain to create impactful, data-driven, and engaging content. Anjana holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.