Ayesha Shakya is an Emmy-winning digital media native working in the intersection of technology and media. She is currently a Coordinator with News Partnerships at Facebook and previously worked in collaboration with Instagram to publish a set of best practices for news publishers and journalists to produce content for Instagram Stories.
Her career began in Singapore, where she studied Information Engineering & Media at Nanyang Technological University. She moved back to her hometown in Kathmandu, Nepal and joined Nepali Times as the Online Producer. She combined her technical expertise and production skills to produce multimedia projects for their digital platforms. She has reported during the 2015 Nepal earthquake, documented the impact of water scarcity in the Tibetan plateau and reported on domestic violence against women in rural Nepal.
She was also a International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Digital Media Fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting, during which time she investigated the illegal smuggling of migrants from Nepal to the United States through Central America.
She has completed her Master's degree from New York University's Studio 20 program.