I'm a community health reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco and a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Outside of the Bay Area, you can find my work on NPR, PRI, BBC, and the shows/podcasts Here & Now, The World, and Reply All. Before getting hooked on audio, I worked in education, leading groups of high school and college youth to places like Bangladesh, Peru and Guatemala. One of my favorite jobs was teaching on the Thai-Burmese border, where I worked with immigrants and refugees.

I have a master’s in journalism from U.C. Berkeley, a master’s in education from Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern.

I like to eat chocolate. For breakfast. 

Find me here on twitter: @lauraklivans