Nirvi Shah is senior deputy editor at POLITICO, where she oversees coverage of education and cannabis policy news, among other work, and has covered education, including about the pandemic. She is the founding editor of POLITICO Pro Education, a subscription news service, created in 2013. She also worked as expansion editor for POLITICO’s operation in Europe, overseeing the launches of countless policy news products and editing policy and politics news from across the continent.

Prior to joining POLITICO, she worked at Education WeekThe Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post, covering local and national education for most of her career.

Nirvi will spend her fellowship year reporting on and researching the role of teachers unions during the pandemic and their future role in education policymaking.