A high school journalism class ignited my lifelong passion for journalism. At Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, I wrote for publications including The Student Life, The Claremont Port Side and The Odyssey. Most importantly, I was Editor-in-chief of Pitzer's student newspaper, The Peel. I earned my BA in Political Studies and Sociology and graduated from Pitzer in May 2017.
Now I'm a reporting intern at the Santa Cruz Sentinel writing a wide variety of stories. Covering social justice and politics is my favorite.
What: "The Air Around Us" Details: tinyurl.com/airaround BEN LOMOND >> Wrapping paper, plastic and old chicken bones are just a few examples of what San Lorenzo Valley residents will burn to stay warm this winter, according to air pollution experts.
SANTA CRUZ >> David Purgason, a local professional brewer, was severely burned while distilling beer in July, and the brewing community is rallying to support him. The 27-year-old Santa Cruz resident was working at Venus Spirits on Swift Street when an equipment malfunction caused boiling beer to burn his skin, described by Purgason as a "freak accident."
SANTA CRUZ >> Last week Ryan Althaus, founder of the Santa Cruz-based Sweaty Sheep Ministries, loaded a rented van with supplies to take homeless individuals on a retreat to Lake Tahoe. The plan was to take 21 people - 16 homeless, five disabled and two both disabled and homeless - for a week of hiking, kayaking, meditation, horseback riding, yoga and art.
SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz's newly renovated Quarry Amphitheater is reopening to the public for the first time in more than a decade and will now serve as the largest concert venue in Santa Cruz.