Priyanka RathnamYouth Reporter
Priyanka Rathnam was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a rising 9th grader at Raleigh Charter School at 14 years old. Journalism has always been prevalent in her life, and she has a passion for writing and reporting, which is why she joined the Youth Reporting Institute. She feels that there need to be more youth voices in journalism. She ran a World Facts segment for her school news, which sparked a lifelong curiosity about the world. Her favorite subject is science, and she is fond of watching bollywood movies and reading in her free time. This will be her second summer at the YRI. Her dream is to learn to use chopsticks.
The long term effects of climate change can be hard to identify in day-to-day life. But WUNC Youth Reporter Priyanka Rathnam, from Raleigh, North Carolina, reports on how it's changed her family's access to some mealtime favorites, and how some local farmers are combatting the crisis.