Sona Charaipotra Title: Senior Editor, Trends & Features Education: Rutgers University, New York University, The New School Location: New York, NY Expertise: Journalism, Parenting, Entertainment Sona Charaipotra joined the Parents team as the Senior Editor of Trends & Features in 2021. Experience Sona previously held editorial roles at The Bump, What to Expect, Barnes & Noble, MSN, and People, and she's written for publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue.Sona is also the author of the YA books Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce, and co-author of The Rumor Game and Tiny Pretty Things, now a Netflix original series.Sona is a former We Need Diverse Books board member, and co-founded CAKE Literary, a book packager focused on diverse titles. She lives in New York City with her writer husband and two superhero kids. When she's not on deadline (or even when she is!), find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai. "I'm a big believer in, 'If you can see it, you can be it.' That's why so much of my focus is on ensuring that kids of color are able to write themselves into the narrative." Education After getting her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and American Studies at Rutgers University, Sona earned her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.