Erika joined KAZU in 2016. Her roots in radio began at an early age working for the independent community radio station in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2012, Erika spent four years working as a television reporter. She’s very happy to be back in public radio and loves living in the Monterey Bay Area.
A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.
Farm workers in California are facing the double health threat of working during the coronavirus pandemic and fire season. Wildfire smoke often makes the air quality dangerous for harvesting produce.
Graduate students at the University of California Santa Cruz are on strike. Teaching assistants are calling for higher pay to cope with the city's high cost of living.
Purple sea urchins are devouring the kelp forest off California's coast. To help the forest survive, researchers are trying to make these urchins a delicacy on menus at seafood restaurants.