Sara Shipley Hiles is a freelance journalist who teaches part-time at the Western Kentucky University School of Journalism & Broadcasting.
Sara grew up in Marthasville, Mo. and graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in communication.
Her newspaper career included working at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, The Statesman-Journal in Salem, Ore., The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky. and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She specializes in writing about health, science and environmental issues.
This is Sara's first trip to India. In addition to covering the conference, Sara and one of her students, Colleen Stewart, will report on agriculture in the region for an ongoing journalism project at WKU.