Rhitu Chatterjee is a freelance multimedia journalist based in New Delhi, India. She covers science, the environment, global health, and development. Whether it is a story about Indian girls trying to navigate a landscape of changing gender dynamics, or young American boys coping with growing pressure to look a certain way, or a lone scientist's battle to survive in a dying profession, Chatterjee is most drawn to stories about human experiences during social, economic, and cultural transitions.
Before moving back to her home country of India last year, she worked briefly as a science reporter with NPR and before that as a correspondent with The World, a co-production by the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and WGBH radio in Boston.
Chatterjee did her undergraduate work in Darjeeling and she holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia.