Sarika Bansal is the founder and editor-in-chief of BRIGHT Magazine, which told fresh, solutions-oriented stories about social change (the magazine closed in August 2019). She has been a journalist and editor for eight years, largely focused on global health, poverty, and social enterprise. Her byline has appeared in the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Guardian, VICE, Forbes, FastCompany, and other publications.
Prior to founding BRIGHT Magazine, she incubated two social impact publications at Medium, developed curriculum and tools for journalists at the Solutions Journalism Network, and served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She lives in a cottage in a forest in Nairobi, Kenya with her husband and elderly German shepherd.