English/Creative Writing &
FOR WRITING HER OWN SUCCESS:
Namrata Verghese graduated with highest honors from Emory University as an interdisciplinary scholar, double majoring in English/Creative Writing & Psychology/Linguistics. In the midst of designing her own course of study, Namrata found time to develop and teach classes as an Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) Fellow, including one on Bollywood cinema and another called “The Power of Black Self-Love,” which went viral.
She co-founded Model Minority, a magazine designed to challenge Asian-American stereotypes, and interned with Google and with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Namrata’s writing has appeared in print magazines such as Tin House and World Literature Today, as well as in online platforms such as The Emory Globe, a student journal for which she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief. Her contributions earned her the Boisfeuillet Jones Medal, awarded to one graduating senior at Emory, distinguishing her as one of Emory’s students believed to be a “change agent” in the world.
Namrata earned a full-ride Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship to Emory, and also the Charles Elias Shepard Scholarship for Graduate Study – giving her a one-year master’s degree in the U.K. Before heading across the pond, Namrata published her first book, a short story collection titled "The Juvenile Immigrant: Indian Stories from America."