Saniya More

Saniya More


Who am I?

part-time food enthusiast, full time news-junkie. 

I am a senior broadcast and digital journalism student who doesn't just want to have a successful career, but a socially minded one too.

When I'm not writing or photographing the world around me, you will most likely find me reading through the 983923 newsletters I am subscribed to, running Globalists, a student publication I co-founded at Syracuse University, and developing Aboli Foundation, the non-profit I started with my little sister. 

I enjoy good books, traveling, artistic film, squealing over every dog I see, doing yoga, visiting the beach, healthy smoothies and pesto, and a good run at the gym. I also love the smell of rain, authentic street food, good music, city skylines, spending time with my family, and playing with my 4-year-old beagle, Merlin Emrys.

Some basic facts: I'm 21 (birthday: April 5, in case you want to send me a package). I'm Mumbai-born and Bangkok-bred. This August, I'm moving to New York City as part of a semester off-campus. 

I am passionate about the news and the social issues our world faces today, and pride myself on my dedication to educating the people around me as well as my commitment to every project I take on. My cultural heritage has greatly shaped the person I am today. I was born in India, raised in Thailand, and now go to university in the United States. Because of my Indian roots, I am determined to report on issues in the region which have often been considered taboo and not important enough. I hope to do justice to the lives of people by sharing their stories.

 Photo by Divya Murthy

Photo by Divya Murthy


Some Causes I Care About

Aboli Foundation

Aboli Foundation is a non-profit my sister and I co-founded in 2016. The organization is based in India and works to improve the level of education and well-being of students in government-run primary schools. Aboli Foundation currently operates at the district level by implementing healthcare services within the Palghar school district. We also work to implement entertainment, enrichment and exposure programs at schools in the district.



Globalists is a student organization I co-founded with Hanna Benavides at Syracuse University. Globalists aims to start conversations about global issues and tell student stories related to culture and diversity. As Editor-in-Chief, I lead an executive board of 7 people. I oversee all the editorial content on the organization website.


Society of professional journalists

"The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty." Read more about SPJ here

I have been a part of the Society of Professional Journalists, Syracuse Chapter since my sophomore year at Syracuse University. I served as vice president my sophomore and junior years, I currently serve as president of the chapter. 



What I'm Up To

I'm back home in Bangkok after three weeks of filming my senior honors capstone project in India. 


My Awards

2018 Wise-Marcus 50-Year Friendship Fund Scholar in Renée Crown University Honors Program: $5,000 grant to produce a documentary on an indigenous community in India

Louise Schiavoni Prize, S.I. Newhouse

High International Distinction Scholarship, Syracuse University (annual merit award)

‘Leadership’ Award for semester abroad in London

Dean’s List (all semesters)


My Education

s.i. newhouse school of public communications, syracuse university

Graduating May 2019


KIS International School, bangkok

Graduated June 2015


My SKills

Languages & Fluency %



Final Cut Pro • iMovie • Adobe Premiere Pro • DSLR shooting • Broadcast shooting • Audacity • GarageBand • Lightroom • Aperture • DSLR photography


NEWS Gathering

Signal Processing • ABC Newscall • Electronic News Production System (ENPS) • AP Style • Multimedia reporting



Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) • Mac iOS (Numbers, Keynote, Pages) • Google Tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides) • Sprout Social • Twitter Analytics • Facebook Analytics • Wordpress • Squarespace • Slack