Pooja Salhotra was raised in Bellaire, Texas and has always been an avid reader and writer. She grew up reading about neighborhood news in The Buzz Magazines every month and spent the summer after graduating from St. John's School as a Buzz intern. Pooja went on to Yale University where she studied psychology and economics and wrote for the Yale Daily News. After college, Pooja took a detour from journalism, trying out marketing and even enrolling in law school. But she quickly returned to journalism and has since covered topics ranging from NYC's public schools to Houston's new food halls. In her free time, she enjoys running, practicing and teaching yoga, watching rom-coms, and trying new baking recipes.