Disha holds a masters in Science, Environment and Medicine Journalism from Columbia University, a PG Diploma in TV journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, and a Bachelors in Mass Media from SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Nerul).
She is the winner of ICFJ's 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest, and was a 2019 RAF fellow to the UN where she covered the UN General Assembly with a focus on climate change. She has received multiple reporting grants from the Pulitzer Center and the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), along with a grant from the International Women's Media Fund (IWMF) to report on health and environmental issues.
Her work has appeared via The Fuller Project in The Washington Post, Scroll and The Wire. She has also written for publications like Undark, Hakai Magazine and Forbes, among others. She has previously held full-time positions with IndiaSpend, DNA, Zee Digital and the Times Group in India.