Lakshmi Sarah is an educator and journalist with a focus on migration, identity and the arts. She has produced content for newspapers, radio and magazines from Ahmedabad, India to Los Angeles, California including AJ+, KQED, Die Zeit Online and The New York Times.

With a passion for experimental innovative projects, she likes to mess around with new forms of technology and media. She was an Oculus Launch Pad grant recipient and member of YouTube’s VR Creators Lab in Los Angeles in 2018. She has also presented at the Online News Association, SXSW and BinderCon.

As an educator, she has developed curriculum training journalists in video and immersive storytelling skills in the U.S., India and around the world. As a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, San Francisco State University and Berkeley’s Advanced Media Institute, she has also taught multimedia and VR workshops. Her teaching and reporting brought her to Hamburg, Germany as a Fulbright Fellow and Berlin as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow with Die Zeit Online.

She is currently a digital producer with KQED and teaches at San Francisco State University and the University of California Berkeley.

She is a graduate of Pitzer College and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Updated November 2021

If you want to talk about collaborative projects please contact me. I always enjoy teaching classes, speaking to young people, delving into research and consulting on innovative multimedia and immersive media projects. — Lakshmi