Siddharth is a graduate student in Journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He studied Engineering as an undergraduate in India. He was previously a reporter for the Columbia Missourian on the enterprise beat. Over the semester he acquired quasi-expertise in subjects as esoteric as elderberry juice flavors, railroad bridge design and California taxicab law. He likes reading and writing about things that are hard to understand: climate change, artificial intelligence, what the inventor of the Segway was smoking. He won the Hindu Young Reporter Contest in 2014. He is ambivalent about writing about himself in the third person.