Shikha Dalmia is a visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange. Previously, she was a senior analyst at Reason Foundation. Dalmia is a columnist at The Week. She previously wrote regularly for Reason magazine and served as a columnist for Forbes and the Washington Examiner.
From 1996 to 2004, Dalmia was an award-winning editorial writer at the Detroit News, covering a variety of policy issues, including the environment, immigration, Social Security, health care and foreign policy. She also worked as a reporter for the Patriot, a national daily newspaper based in New Delhi, India, where she grew up and earned her B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from the University of Delhi. Dalmia earned a Master’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and son.