Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is an educator and journalist with a focus on South Asia, the environment, identity and the arts. Over the past few years she has worked with newspapers, radio and magazines from Gaborone, Botswana to Los Angeles, California. Writing and producing for various audiences, including Mic, Global Voices, Al Jazeera Online, AJ+, KQED and Fusion. She and co-founder Melissa Bosworth started Tiny World Productions in May 2016 to focus on immersive video content. Their projects have included an interactive piece on refugees in Germany called The Wait and a 360 video on homelessness in San Francisco. Lakshmi is a graduate of Pitzer College and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.