• Moni Basu is a senior reporter on CNN Digital's Enterprise team.

    She's been a journalist for more than three decades. From 2002 to 2013, she covered the Iraq war, which changed her life, led to national awards and an e-book, "Chaplain Turner's War." Since then, she has focused much of her work on people who survive immense loss and trauma.

    Moni was born in Kolkata, India, and has straddled two cultures all her life. That explains her other interest: race and identity.

    When she's not reporting, Moni loves to travel. Number one on her bucket list is to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway, from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. One day soon...