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Jyotsna Hariharan is an award winning writer and MFA Graduate (Dramatic Writing, NYU Tisch School of the Arts), from Madurai, India, who is cross-trained in writing for television, screen and the stage. 

After a few years of working in software marketing, and realizing she would never find enough synonyms for "empower", she decided to go the TV writer route instead.

Over the last two years, she has worked as a stage manager at the Theatre for the New City, and with the production, field and research departments at late - night shows like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central). Her radio play, Rebuttal, was  published by HarperCollins in the Fall of 2016, and was nominated for a 2018 Audie Award. Her other writing has been featured on McSweeneys and The Mary Sue.