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Shalina Chatlani

Science and Technology Reporter

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

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Cybersecurity Concerns Emerge As San Diego Becomes A 'Smart City'

Aug. 16
By Shalina Chatlani

The city has already installed around 3,000 intelligent streetlights that can record people passing by. That has some residents and cyber security experts concerned.

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UC San Diego Develops App To Curb Card Skimmers At Gas Stations

Aug. 14
By Shalina Chatlani

A new application can help local law enforcement stop crime at gas stations across the country.

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SDG&E Gets New Helicopter Ahead Of Wildfire Season

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson, Shalina Chatlani

The news comes as SDG&E and other investor-owned utilities are under increasing pressure to address their role in causing wildfires throughout the state.

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Latino Voters Want Presidential Candidate Who Values Diversity, Poll Says

Aug. 5
By Shalina Chatlani

At a UnidosUS conference in San Diego on Monday, the non-profit revealed results of a national poll on candidate preferences among Latino voters.

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San Diego County Bank May Have Left Millions Of Customers' Data Exposed

Aug. 2
By Shalina Chatlani

A local bank is reported to have left sensitive financial data unsecured in an online storage service.

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UCSD Study Explores Link Between Genetics And PTSD In Vets

July 29
By Shalina Chatlani

Researchers around the country, including UC San Diego, have been looking at DNA from more than 100,000 veterans.

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San Diego Getting 5G, City Planners Say Antenna Rollout Will Be Unobtrusive

July 24
By Shalina Chatlani

City Council in a near unanimous vote Tuesday approved regulations that put restrictions on how 5G technology infrastructure can be deployed.

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San Diego Researchers Are Contributing To A Human Spaceflight Mission To Mars

July 19
By Shalina Chatlani

The scientific research coming from places like UC San Diego could add to the wealth of knowledge spacefarers need to safely get to other planets.

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SDG&E's New Time-Of-Use Plan Explained

July 19
By Shalina Chatlani

Staying outside peak hours will help customers save money and use cleaner energy. But, doing that could be a challenge for some consumers.

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Nuclear Fuel Transfers At San Onofre Resumes

July 16
By Shalina Chatlani

It's been nearly a year since the utility had a near-miss accident with one of the canisters.

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