- Oakland, CA
- Fact Checking
Hello! I'm an audio producer and journalist based in Oakland, CA.
I am currently accepting freelance assignments on health and other topics. Most recently, I completed a fellowship with the national radio show This American Life, where I trained alongside its award-winning producers. Before that, I managed production and produced long-form investigative stories for Reveal with The Center for Investigative Reporting. I also got my Masters degree in journalism with a focus on audio and data from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. My work has additionally appeared on NPR, KQED Public Radio, KALW, Alaska Public Media and in The New York Times.
Today, I'm most interested in continuing to grow as a producer of long-form narrative audio stories -- whether those are self-reported or in collaboration with other reporters and newsrooms. I'm most inspired by audio makers that effectively capture in-between spaces, especially through arts and culture stories, or stories about love/relationships/intimacy. In my individual reporting, I'm currently most excited to report on mental health, housing, and/or aging. You can read/listen to some of my work here. And you can learn more about my professional interests on the POC in Audio directory.
When I’m not working or listening to something, you may find me writing very short fiction, riding my bike, watching both great and terrible TV, or tearing up over a poem by Safia Elhillo.
Now that the fall of Roe v. Wade has ended the constitutional right to abortion, many in the religious right have a new goal: undermining trust in, and limiting access to, hormonal contraception – including the pill.
I produced and reported the first story in this hour, covering birth control/reproductive rights misinformation, in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and graduate journalism students. I also managed the production process for the hour.
(Opens July 29, 2022 I OMCA Great Hall) Featured as one of the 9 Bay Area art exhibits you can’t miss this summer by the San Franciscio Chronicle Datebook Feminism. It’s a loaded word; as empowering to some as it is challenging for others. OMCA takes on this complex and timely topic with Hella Feminist, celebrating the lesser-known stories of feminism here in Oakland and the Bay Area. Bringing together historic objects from the Museum’s collection such as posters, pins, and photographs, alongside newly commissioned works by artists, Hella Feminist is rooted in the idea that discrimination against all elements of identity (gender, class, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, education, age, etc.) is interlinked and that no element can be addressed in isolation. The exhibition aims to challenge, provoke, and inspire visitors to reconsider and expand their understanding of feminism and its complicated history. I recorded, produced, sound designed, and mixed audio interviews to accompany Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl's site-specific installation as part of the Hella Feminist exhibit opening in July 2022.
Reveal reporting fellow Noor Hindi documents an overlooked part of the housing crisis. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government issued a ban on evictions. But as Hindi reports, in Akron, Ohio, evictions kept happening despite the ban. She watched 132 housing hearings this past fall – and found that many renters at those hearings were evicted. Hindi follows the story of mother and nursing-home worker Amber Moreland, who lost her rental home during the pandemic, despite being an essential worker who tried to apply for federal aid... I produced this segment of the episode, and supported the team as production manager.
Mamdouh Hassan remembers feeling unsure at first. “I told him, ‘Are you sure? We’re going to make Egyptian food in the truck?’” Hassan recalled. “And [Sayed El Hamaki] said, ‘Yeah, we’ll start this way.’ And I was scared … very scared. But I worked hard all my life, so I said, ‘We’re not going to lose anything. We’re going to give it a shot.’” I co-reported this story, wrote, and produced it.
- Voice Coaching
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Show Development
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Logistics and Coordination
- Grant Writing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Fact Checking
- Contract Review
- Audio Engineering