Anupreeta Das (2004 - 2005)

India

Anupreeta Das

My year as a Sauvé Scholar reaffirmed my belief that beneath the differences of skin, accent and culture, the common language of humanity binds people from different parts of the world together. It's a belief that helps guide me in the practice of journalism, where I so often have to interview people with completely different experiences and approaches, and still try to find a common thread, often in the span of a few minutes.

Anupreeta Das is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal in New York, where she reports on mergers and acquisitions and finance. Previously, she worked at Reuters in New York and San Francisco, covering technology and media deals, venture capital and Silicon Valley investment trends. She has also freelanced for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and other American publications.
 
Originally from India, Preeta has also written extensively on Indian development, society, politics and globalization, including outsourcing and the new wealth of the Indian middle class. She has worked as a general assignment reporter for Outlook, one of India's most prominent news magazines. Previously, she worked as a staff writer for The Indian Express, a national daily newspaper, and was the youngest reporter in the paper's history to be promoted to the national news bureau.
 
She is the 2009 recipient of a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for her breaking news coverage of the Microsoft-Yahoo talks. She also won a 2006 Foreign Press Association award, as well as the Overseas Press Club's Reuters Scholarship.
 
Preeta holds graduate degrees in journalism and international political economy from Boston University and the London School of Economics respectively. Her undergraduate degree is from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She also attended the United World College-USA on a two-year scholarship. She speaks fluent Hindi and began learning Mandarin at McGill University as a Sauvé Scholar. Preeta hopes to report from China soon.

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“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991