Sindya Bhanoo is a recent graduate of the Michener Center for Writers. She is a 2019 Rona Jaffe-Bread Loaf Scholar and was twice a finalist for the Keene Prize for Literature. Her creative writing appears in or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train and American Literary Review.

She has worked as a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Industry Standard. She was the weekly Observatory columnist for The New York Times science section from 2010 to 2016. She has won awards and fellowships for her reporting from numerous organizations, including The New York Press Club, the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT. 

She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.