Mekhala Roy is an associate features writer for SearchCIO and SearchCompliance. She comes to TechTarget after working at Gatehouse Media as a freelance writer since 2015. Prior to Gatehouse, Mekhala gained editing and writing experience at several news organizations in both the U.S. and India, including stints as a news staff coordinator for the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s e-Bulletin, and as a copy editor at The Times of India. She also has two Masters of Arts degrees: One in Journalism from Northeastern University and another in English Literature from Calcutta University. An avid runner and hiker, Mekhala lives with her husband in Waltham.