Pooja Makhijani

Education: Johns Hopkins University, M.F.A. in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College
Location: New Jersey

Pooja Makhijani is a writer and editor in New Jersey. Her bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Real Simple, The Atlantic, WSJ.com, The Cut, Teen Vogue, Epicurious, Publishers Weekly, ELLE, Bon Appétit, The Kitchn, BuzzFeed, and Catapult among others. She is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press), an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families. Makhijani is also the author of Mama’s Saris (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), a picture book.


Makhijani holds a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College

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