About

Hi, I’m Aashka and I use words and technology to turn ideas into actualities.

Currently a graduate student in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program, I also do research for MIT’s ArchiMedia Lab. Before that, I worked on digital marketing at The Associated Press. I spent undergrad in Athens, Ga., graduating with degrees in journalism and Romance languages.

Over the last few years, I’ve worked and studied in Malaysia, New York, Oxford and Atlanta. In the process, I’ve developed marketing initiatives, edited magazines, founded publications, directed social and digital strategy and planned conferences.

Fun fact: I can speak five languages and balance books on my head — though not necessarily at the same time.

Four things you should know about me:

  1. I love the idea of applying digital innovation to real-word problems.
  2. I’m as determined and detail-oriented as they come.
  3. “Bookworm” is an understatement.
  4. If I’ve not tried something yet, you can bet that I’m willing to give it a go.

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