What she does: Barooah edits blog posts written by Huffington Post contributors, files wire stories, and writes short pieces on religious trends and polls. She also scours online news sites, blogs, and social-media outlets, including Twitter, for possible stories.
Why she wanted the job: “I started reading the religion section of The Huffington Post the day it launched [Feb. 24, 2010]. And I really liked what I saw there. It was putting the spotlight on positive stories about religion.”
How she got it: Paul Raushenbush, a former associate dean of religious life and the Chapel at Princeton who is now the senior religion editor for The Huffington Post, helped Barooah land an internship. She was hired after a position opened up in September 2011.
Most challenging: “It is a bit difficult to distinguish work life and personal life because they merge so much. I come back home after work and I’m still looking out for interesting religion news. I do it because I love it, but it’s both a blessing and a curse.”