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Shalina Chatlani

Science and Technology Reporter

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Shalina Chatlani covers science and technology for KPBS. Her beat includes issues ranging from alternative energy to STEM education.

Before coming to KPBS, Shalina was a fellow for Nashville Public Radio, covering environmental and education news. While there, she focused on bringing diverse voices to the air and finding stories on issues of diversity and equity. Shalina also created and co-hosted her own weekly show on higher education and social justice for community radio station WPFW in Washington, DC. She also served as associate editor for a business to business online publication called Education Dive. She was also a contributing reporter for the English-speaking online newspaper, The Rio Times, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shalina earned an undergraduate degree in science, technology and international affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her master's degree is in science communication, also from Georgetown.

Recent Stories by Shalina Chatlani

A closeup of a beam scale in New York, April 3,...

Time-Restricted Eating Could Lead To Weight Loss, Scientists Find

Dec. 5
By Shalina Chatlani

A trial including nearly 20 people showed restricted eating windows of about 10 hours helped participants lose weight, among other health benefits.

Jenni Brandon, a researcher at Birch Aquarium, ...

Study: Microplastics A Million Times More Abundant In Ocean Than Previously Thought

Dec. 5
By Shalina Chatlani

Former estimates only accounted for larger pieces of microplastics.

A photo of a blue whale is pictured in this ima...

Why Blue Whales' Hearts Are Stopping Their Bodies From Getting Bigger

Dec. 4
By Shalina Chatlani

Blue whales are the largest animals on earth, but their cardiac limitations may be the only thing preventing them from getting any bigger.

Doctors and actors are participating in a simul...

Hackers Welcome: Why Federal Regulators Are Welcoming Simulated Hacks In Hospital Settings

Nov. 26
By Shalina Chatlani

Hospitals are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. But some people are stepping up to spread awareness of the risks.

Three glasses of craft beer at the Mike Hess br...

Drunken Mice Could Show Why Some Humans Become Compulsive Drinkers

Nov. 21
By Shalina Chatlani

Salk Institute scientists looked at brain activity in mice when they were given alcohol.

Flames from the Witch Creek fire light up the e...

Factoring Mental Health Into Wildfire Emergency Plans, As Risk Of Fire Increases In California

Nov. 14
By Shalina Chatlani

Wildfires can leave scars across the land, but they can also leave a mark on the human psyche.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) at...

Discussing Ethics In Politics, Pelosi Attends Forum With San Diego Rep. Mike Levin

Nov. 4
By Shalina Chatlani

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, came to Oceanside on Monday afternoon for a discussion with U.S. House Rep. Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, on campaign finance and ethics reform.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Ins...

Naval Base San Diego Chosen As One of Four Bases To Test 5G Tech

Oct. 31
By City News Service, Shalina Chatlani

The first applicants will be tasked with testing 5G's capability in congested areas with high-power, mid-band radar, using augmented and virtual reality in training and mission planning and installing so-called "smart warehouses" equipped with 5G technology and service.

A map showing the location of the Miller Fire i...

Brush Fire in Valley Center Prompts Evacuations

Oct. 25
By Christopher Underwood, City News Service, Shalina Chatlani

The fire ignited early this afternoon and has burned at least one home, according to Cal Fire.

A fire truck drives down a dirt road during the...

Cal Fire Crews Tackle Ramona Fire

Oct. 25
By Christopher Underwood, Shalina Chatlani

Cal Fire is on the scene of a brush fire in Ramona. Officials have issued evacuation orders for surrounding areas.

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