Meet the Foot in the Door Fellows Class of 2021 — Priyanka Suryaneni

Priyanka hails from an agricultural family in India. Observing her grandfather’s work against classism in rural communities as a child instilled in her a desire to pursue documentary filmmaking.

After a decade-long career, to better her skills, she enrolled in the specialized journalism master’s program at the University of Southern California, focusing on social justice reporting and documentary production. At USC, she also built data and investigative journalism skills to tell insightful and impactful stories.