a little about me


Hi, I'm Jeevika.

I’m a writer and inquirer with a passion for radical honesty. As a poet & reporter, I'm most interested in topics of mental health & addiction, diaspora culture, the arts, and gender & sexuality.

Originally from India, I graduated from the University of Washington (Seattle) in December 2016, and am currently pursuing my M.S. at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. I have a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and a double minor in Philosophy and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Before college, I lived in Cameroon (Yaounde), which is where I founded my first creative-literary journal and learned to order pizza in French.

I've worked in corporate marketing, public and media relations, communications, journalism, and publishing. I was also a barista for several years, and can make a mean cup of coffee.

My work has been featured in NPR, Ninth Letter, Homegrown, The Ploughshares BlogKajal Magazine, Crosscut, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Cleaver Magazine, Susie Magazine, The Seattle Globalist, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Undertone Magazine and more.

Over the last year, I’ve created an anthology featuring 33 contributors, as well as five collaborative zines. Please contact me if you'd like to work with me.