Natasha is an Indonesian journalist and writer based in New York City. Her work covers culture, social issues and politics, and has been featured in VICE, The Nation, Bustle, WBAI New York, Boston Globe Magazine and other media outlets. She is content manager for women-led journalism initiative The Rational and a regular contributor for local political coverage at Bushwick Daily. She's reported and written for policy-focused publication Commonwealth Magazine on local stories from state budget failures to policy debates on immigration, and interviewed researchers and investigated scientific oddities for WGBH's NOVA/PBS online show Gross Science.
In 2015, Natasha bravely swapped the friendly tropics of Indonesia for the frigid air of New England to pursue a graduate degree in Boston. Before that, she worked as a production assistant for Indonesia's 'Today' show equivalent, the Indonesia Morning Show on NET TV. She found her footing as a writer at English-language daily The Jakarta Post, working her way up from proofreader to become deputy editor of the publication's teen lifestyle magazine, Speak!.
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