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Researcher and editor with over six years of experience covering human rights issues in Asia, the UK, and the USA.





Fieldscope, India
  • Edit dissertations and research papers for universities and not-for-profits.

Freelance Manager

Sayfty, India
  • Led the development of the Sayfty Survivors' Toolkit and presented findings at the International Conference on Women, Safety, and Health in Asia, Nepal.
  • Co-led the development of an app in partnership with UN Women and NASSCOM Foundation.


Peddling Pictures, Singapore
  • Lead researcher for documentary productions in India.

Project Lead

Chayn CIC, UK
  • Led the development of YANAa global collaborative platform for survivors of sexual assaultand presented findings at the Github Universe conference, San Francisco. 
  • Hosted podcasts on survivors' rights in Asia.
  • Managed Chayn's social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Podcasts: What we learned from trying mental health apps

Mental health guide: Getting Better and Moving On


Researcher for Preexposure Prophylaxis Clinical Trial

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, India
  • Conducted research and drafted the report on the introduction of PrEP as an HIV prevention intervention for female and transgender sex workers. The project received support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), National AIDS Control Organisation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Correspondent and Staff Writer

Medill News Service
  • Anchored segments on social justice in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
  • Reported on human rights violations in the Middle East North Africa region.



Reporters Without Borders (RSF), USA

Produced segments with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Mashable.


Sightline Media Group, USA


"Satvika is very dedicated and hard-working. During her time in the US office of RSF, she was always eager to assist our team, whether it was helping to organize a press conference or research on the level of press freedom in the English-speaking Caribbean." - Margaux Ewen, Reporters Without Borders, North America

"I was particularly impressed by her ability to comprehend tough issues and translate them into meaningful debate. Satvika would be a true asset for any positions requiring knowledge on international affairs."

Josh Meyer, POLITICO