Apoorva Joshi

PhD student - Information and Media; Environmental Science and Policy @Michigan State University

Independent journalist -

Environment, Science, International

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Apoorva Joshi

School of Journalism

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI 48823




Email: iamapoorva@apoorvaj.com

Website: http://www.apoorvaj.com/

education:

Michigan State University

Ph.D., Expected Summer 2020

Dual major: Information and Media, Environmental Science and Policy

Graduate Certificate: Conservation Criminology

University of Montana

Journalism, M.A., 2013

 

Fergusson College, University of Pune, India

Environmental Science; Bachelor of Science, 2010 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Independent Correspondent (Online): mongabay.com – Researching, reporting and writing international environment/science-related stories for a global online audience; August 2014 to August 2016.

  • Interim Communications & Social Media Coordinator: The International Knowledge Center – supervisory role managing all outgoing communication (print, web, social media); overseeing weekly newsletter production and design, and creating website layout & content; managing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube; India; August 2014 to November 2014.

  • \Web & Social Media Producer: KBZK and KXLF-TV – writing & editing online stories for both TV stations, managing their Facebook & Twitter content; web best practices and community engagement; Bozeman, MT; August 2013 to April 2014.

  • Environmental Science Adviser: School of Journalism, University of Montana – Co-organizer, environmental science adviser, student team leader, local liaison, and translator for an ‘Environmental Writing’ study abroad program to Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve and Pune city, India in January 2014; August 2013 to February 2014.

  • Intern Reporter: The Hindu Business Line newspaper – general assignment reporting and beat reporting (finance, banking, science); Mumbai, India; May 2012 to June 2012.

Academic publications and experience:

journal articles:

[J-1] Katdare, S., Srivathsa, A., Joshi, A., Panke, P., Pande, R., Khandal, D., & Everard, M. (2011). Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) populations and human influences on habitat on the River Chambal, India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems21(4), 364-371.

book chapters:

Takahashi, B., Duan, R., Joshi, A., Van Witsen, A., & Freedman, E. (2017). Societal attitudes towards extinction and endangered species: The passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces. In Freedman, E. and Neuzil, M. (Eds.) Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin. New York, NY: Routledge.

conference papers & presentations:

[C-1] Takahashi, B., Duan, R., Joshi, A., Van Witsen, A., and Eric Freedman. (2017). Societal attitudes towards extinction and endangered species: The passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces. In Freedman, E. and Neuzil, M. (Eds.) Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin. New York, NY: Routledge. Presented at: The 14th Conference on Communication and Environment, Leicester, United Kingdom, June 2017.

 [C-2] Takahashi, B., Van Witsen, A., Joshi, A., Duan, R., and Li, W. (2018). A systematic review of research on news media coverage of the environment. Presented at: The 2018 AEJMC Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2018, by Van Witsen, A.

 [C-3] Peng, Z., Joshi, A., Shin, S., Watson, B. (2018). An exploration of how politicians construct image on Facebook. Presented at: The Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research’s 43rd Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2018, by Peng, Z.

grants:

  • Co-PI, National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. How well do wildlife crime prevention advertisements really work? An empirical test. Project Period: September 2018 – April 2019. Project awarded ($32,000) in August 2018.  

  • Environmental Science and Policy Program Travel Grant, Michigan State University (Awarded $750), 2017.

  • Graduate School Travel Grant Fellowship, Michigan State University (Awarded $350), 2017.

  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, School of Journalism, Michigan State University (Awarded $1,000), 2017.

 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: 

  • SAJA Student Scholarship, South Asian Journalists Association, (Awarded $2,000), 2018.

  • College of Communication Arts & Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, School of Journalism, Michigan State University (Awarded $2,040), 2018.

  • Don Caldwell Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism, School of Journalism, Michigan State University (Awarded approx. $5,000), 2018.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship, Michigan State University (Awarded $2500), 2018.

  • Dana Creasy Scholarship, School of Journalism, Michigan State University (Awarded $1250), 2017.

  • Mickie L. Edwardson Endowed Scholarship, School of Journalism, Michigan State University (Awarded $1250), 2017.

  • SEJ Emerging Environmental Journalist Award, The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, 2017.

  • Environmental Science and Policy Program Doctoral Recruiting Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2016.

  • Student Achievement Award, Diversity Advisory Council, University of Montana, 2013.

  • Graduate Scholarship, South Asian Journalists Association (Awarded $5,000), 2012.

  • Kim Williams Fellowship for Nature-based Writing, School of Journalism, University of Montana (Awarded $2,000), 2012.

  • Kim Williams Fellowship for Nature-based Writing, School of Journalism, University of Montana (Awarded $1,000), 2011.  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Michigan State University, School of Journalism – CAS 111: Design and Layout (Spring, 2019; 82 students), Teaching assistant.

  • Michigan State University, School of Journalism – JRN 325: History of Journalism (Fall, 2018; 45 students), Teaching assistant.

  • Michigan State University, School of Journalism – CAS 114: Creativity and Entrepreneurship (Fall, 2017; online; 175 students), Teaching assistant.

  • University of Montana, School of Journalism – JOUR 110 Y: News Literacy (Spring, 2012; 25 students), Discussion group leader.

  • University of Montana, School of Journalism – JOUR 165 X: Global Current Events (Fall, 2012; 25 students), Teaching assistant.

SERVICE:

  • Information and Media PhD Journalism Graduate Student Representative, Michigan State University, Nov.2018 – present (Jan. 2019).

  • Colloquium Organizing Committee Member – Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University, 2017 – present (Jan. 2019).

  • Volunteer Reviewer for the International Communication Association’s 2019 annual conference (November 2018).  

VOLUNTEER & outreach EXPERIENCE: 

  • News Editor: International Students’ Association, University of Montana; 2012-13.

  • President: South & South-East Asian Students Association, University of Montana; 2011-13.

  • Founder, Director: ‘Wild on Wheels’, a non-profit entrepreneurial venture providing environmental education through active outdoor engagement, and training for field-based conservation projects to students; Pune, India, August 2009 – May 2011.

  • Volunteer Supervisor: Tiger Watch, India – Organizer and team supervisor for Wildlife Conservation Leadership Course at Ranthambhore tiger reserve; India; May 2009.

  • Team Leader: Tiger Watch, India – Team leader and volunteer for gharial expeditions 1 & 2 respectively; January – December 2008.

  • Camp Instructor & Volunteer: Foliage Outdoors – Leading and assisting with wildlife camps across India; organizing and managing events including photography exhibitions and film festivals; leading environmental education activities; Pune, India; 2004 to 2010.

  • Volunteer Researcher: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) – Volunteer for India’s first king cobra radio-telemetry project; Karnataka, India; June 2008.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • International work experience (United States and India).

  • Languages – Native proficiency in English, Hindi and Marathi;

  • Journalistic writing for online, print and radio; Academic writing for peer-reviewed journals and conference publications.

  • Web and social media production.

  • Design – multimedia info-graphics and website design.

  • Proficiency in using SPSS data analysis software, Content Management Systems (CMS), FTP clients, basic HTML.

  • Extensive experience working independently and as part of a team.

  • Leadership and team-building skills in a multicultural & multidisciplinary environment.

PROFESSIONAL publications:

·Joshi, A. (2018). Coming together for a greater good – Our chance for restitution. United Nations University Graduate Students Journal. [web log]. Retrieved January, 2019, from http://postgraduate.ias.unu.edu/upp/coming-together-greater-good-chance-restitution/

·Joshi, A. (2016). New ‘sleeping beauty’ frog discovered in fragmented Peruvian forest. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/new-sleeping-beauty-frog-discovered-in-fragmented-peruvian-forest/

·Joshi, A. (2016). From endangered species to commodities: report reveals scale of wildlife crime. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/06/from-endangered-species-to-commodities-report-reveals-scale-of-wildlife-crime/

·Joshi, A. (2016). More remains seized, deeper issues revealed at Thailan ‘Tiger Temple’. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/06/more-remains-seized-deeper-issues-revealed-at-thailand-tiger-temple/

·Joshi, A. (2016). RSPO orders Peruvian palm oil plantation to stop development. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/rspo-orders-peruvian-palm-oil-plantation-stop-development/

·Joshi, A. (2016). Enough habitat left to double wild tiger numbers by 2022, study finds. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/04/enough-habitat-left-double-wild-tiger-numbers-2022-study-finds/

·Joshi, A. (2016). Bangladesh sticks with coal power plant project despite major backlash. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/02/bangladesh-sticks-with-coal-power-plant-project-despite-major-backlash/

·Joshi, A. (2016). Illegal gold mining spreads to protected Peruvian reserve. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2016/01/illegal-gold-mining-spreads-to-protected-peruvian-reserve/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Big increase in little farms is whittling away Angola’s woodlands. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved February, 2018, from https://news.mongabay.com/2015/12/big-growth-of-little-farms-whittling-away-angolas-woodlands/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Gold mining boom threatens communities in Suriname. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from http://news.mongabay.com/2015/11/gold-mining-boom-threatening-communities-in-suriname/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Eaten to extinction? India’s purple frog faces another threat. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/eaten-to-extinction-indias-purple-frog-faces-another-threat/

·Joshi, A. (2015). After years of struggle and bloodshed, Peruvian community wins back its land. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/after-years-of-struggle-and-bloodshed-peruvian-community-wins-back-its-land/

·Joshi, A. (2015). India steps up efforts to combat wildlife trade. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from, http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/india-steps-up-efforts-to-combat-wildlife-trade/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Climate change causing big shifts in tropical forests. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from, http://news.mongabay.com/2015/09/climate-change-causing-big-shifts-in-tropical-forests/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Social-media firestorm defends popular man-eating tiger in India, raising conservation questions. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved December, 2015, from, http://news.mongabay.com/2015/06/social-media-firestorm-defends-popular-man-eating-tiger-in-india-raising-conservation-questions/

·Joshi, A. (2015). Brazilian Amazon nears deforestation threshold past which wildlife may crash, says study. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved May, 2015, from http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0501-mrn-gfrn-joshi-a-third-of-brazil-nears-deforestation-threshold.html

·Joshi, A. (2015). China’s recent forest tenure reforms threaten panda habitat. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved May, 2015, from http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0127-gfrn-joshi-panda-habitat-threatened-by-china-land-reforms.html

·Joshi, A. (2014). One man plants forest larger than Central Park. Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved Nov, 2014, from http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1113-gfrn-joshi-man-plants-assam-forest.html#sthash.vI9AMMuY.dpbs

·Joshi, A. (2014). Marooned in shrinking forests, Bornean orangutans hang on as disaster looms (Part 1). Mongabay. [web log]. Retrieved Nov, 2014.

 

ACADEMIC & professional affiliations:

  • Member – International Communication Association [ICA]

  • Member – The International Environmental Communication Association [IECA]

  • Fellow – International League of Conservation Writers

  • Member – Society of Environmental Journalists [SEJ]

  • Member – South Asian Journalists Association [SAJA]

 

A .pdf version of my resume is available to download here.

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