About

Meet Shalene.

Shalene Gupta is a Minnesota-grown Boston-based writer with Chinese-Indonesian and Indian roots. In the past she was a reporter for Fortune where she wrote about the intersection of diversity and tech. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, ESPN, Kirkus Reviews, The New Straits Times, GoKunming.com, The Jakarta Post, and Mint.

Before working as a reporter, she was a financial analyst for the U.S. Department of Treasury, taught English in Malaysia on a Fulbright scholarship and wrote a book documenting the history of the Malaysian Fulbright program. She has a BA in writing seminars and psychology from Johns Hopkins and an MS from Columbia Journalism School. She’s also a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program. She is currently co-writing Trusted (Public Affairs, 2021) with Harvard Business School professor Sandra Sucher and working on a novel.