I'm an Assistant Producer for Morning Edition @ NPR & a passionate radio journalist based in Detroit, MI.

As a young journalist, I found myself in the midst of a wave of racial reckonings and de-stigmatizing mental health that I was poised to report on. I understand the nuances of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, which I was not only a part of but studied in university.

When I'm not telling stories that help us better understand the communities we share this planet with, I'm drawing portraits, or binging Bollywood movies.

You can email me at npbrao01 [at] Gmail [dot] com (

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