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Priya Dames


I am a recent graduate of the University of Florida where I received a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science. I wrote my senior thesis on the impact of curation algorithms on social networks and First Amendment jurisprudence. I first started writing about science at my university newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator, and immediately loved it. In my reporting, I want to write citizen-centered articles that inform the public about the social and political implications of various digital technologies. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and playing bass guitar. I'm excited to join the amazing team at The Raleigh News & Observer this summer!


Priya Dames has tortoise-shell glasses, curly black hair, and is smiling at the camera in front of a blurred background of greenery. She's wearing a red top and dark blazer.

University of Florida

Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation

Fellowship Host: The Raleigh News & Observer