Sonam Vashi

Sonam Vashi
JSK Community Impact Fellow
co-founder and operations director, Canopy Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Sonam Vashi is co-founder and operations director of Canopy Atlanta,  a community-led nonprofit newsroom telling stories chosen, produced, and presented with local residents.

A lifelong Atlantan, she is also an award-winning reporter whose work covering criminal justice, immigration, and the South has appeared in the New York Times, Atlanta magazine, ProPublica, CNN, the Washington Post, National Geographic, and several others.

She earned a BA degree in political science and journalism from Emory University. She is working with professors at Emory University to investigate Jim Crow–era racial terrorism in Georgia, including the 1906 Atlanta Massacre.