Cara Nixon

Reporter and Graduate Journalism Student

United States

Cara Nixon is a reporter and graduate journalism student living in Berkeley, Calif.
Nixon has over five years of print and digital journalism experience and is driven by her passion and curiosity for rural communities like the one she grew up in. She is expected to graduate from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism in May 2024.

Richmond Confidential
Teacher shortage threatens to crumble popular dual-language schools that WCCUSD built over years

Fourth grade dual-language immersion teacher Wendy Gonzalez has been fighting for bilingual education since 1998, often feeling that the school district treated it as more of an afterthought. A teacher shortage in the West Contra Costa Unified School District has exacerbated the problem, she said, leaving dual-language immersion in a precarious place.