Pallavi is a blog contributor and the author of the advice column Ask Pallavi for GXRL. She has also been the Nonfiction Editor, Lead Copyeditor, and a blog contributor for The Coachella Review. She completed her undergraduate studies in Communication and Literature/Writing at UC San Diego, after which she earned her MA in Mental Health Counseling from NYU. Pallavi splits her time between practicing psychotherapy, clearing out her DVR, winning silver medals in amateur pole sport competitions, and completing her MFA in Nonfiction at UCR Palm Desert. She was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Jersey City, where she and her husband watch Bravo and argue over whose home state has the best tomatoes.
What I write most are essays and culture criticism. During my undergraduate studies at the University of California - San Diego, I wrote film and album reviews for The UCSD Guardian, as well as an honors thesis applying feminist film theory to Disney films. With my background as a therapist, I bring a psychological lens not only to my personal stories, but to the culture we consume as a society.
I am studying Nonfiction and Screenwriting in the low residency MFA program at the University of California - Riverside.