RIKHA SHARMA RANI
Bay Area-based freelance journalist
WHO ARE YOU, ANYWAY?
I'm an Oakland-based journalist, policy wonk and former tap dancer. I have been accused of floating through life. I'm Canadian, which is to say I'm really, really nice. Keanu, The Weeknd and, yes, even Bieber are amazing and I won't hear otherwise. I have written for a number of local and national publications and worked as a contributing editor for Politico Magazine and The Fuller Project. Before journalism, I worked extensively in the global health space, including as part of a team that negotiated drug prices for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in low-income settings. I hold a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where I studied economic and political development. I was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs once.