Hello! I'm Francesca. My reporting has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" program, the Alaska Public Media network, Inc. and TIME magazines, and several podcasts.


I cover stories about science, systems, and the human lives that intersect them. My writing and audio work has won an Edward R. Murrow Award in digital reporting, an Online Journalism Award, a College Television Award in non-fiction, and been recognized by the Alaska Press Club and Online News Association.

When not hunting for wild b-roll, you can find me teaching, editing, and shamelessly promoting the young minds at YR Media. I also lead podcasting workshops at the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.

A proud alumna of Carnegie Mellon University 

and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism,

I currently live in Oakland with my cat Squid.

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