Joshua is a Digital Media Producer for KQED Science, and the Lead Producer and Cinematographer for Deep Look. After receiving his BS in Wildlife Biology from Ohio University, he went on to participate in marine mammal research for NOAA, USGS and the Intersea Foundation. He also served as the president of The Pacific Cetacean Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students K-6 about whales. Josh studied science and natural history filmmaking at San Francisco State University and Montana State University.
Director of Audience Engagement, Science
Sevda leads engagement activities and strategy for KQED’s science unit. She first joined KQED in 2002 organizing screening events for documentaries such as Hope on the Street, Coastal Clash and The New Americans. She also managed publicity and community outreach for KQED’s multimedia science series QUEST. Before moving to San Francisco, Sevda worked for a variety of media and non-profit organizations. She enjoys documentary film, photography and travel, and is curious about all things art, nature and science related. Sevda holds a B.A. in communication from U.C. San Diego and an M.A. in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Teodros joined KQED in 2016 to design interactive and motion graphics for the KQED Science team. Before KQED, he was a multidisciplinary designer at industrial and entertainment studios in Los Angeles. He received a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design with a focus on 3D modeling and CAD. In addition to being an asteroid mining geek, he’s an avid backpacker and volunteer with pit bulls and large dogs at Oakland Animal Services.
Climate Reporter, Science
Laura is a community health reporter at KQED. Her work can also be heard on NPR, Here & Now, and PRI. She teaches at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Before getting hooked on all things audio, she worked in education, leading groups of students abroad. One of her favorite jobs was teaching on the Thai-Burmese border, working with immigrants and refugees. Laura won the 2016 North Gate Award for Excellence in Audio Reporting and Production and the Gobind Behari Lal Award for Excellence in Reporting on a Science or Health Story for a radio documentary about adults with imaginary friends. She’s done several fellowships, including the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship, UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Fellowship and the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. Laura has a master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley and a master’s in education from Harvard. She likes to eat chocolate. For breakfast.
email@example.com, twitter: @lauraklivans, www.lauraklivans.com
Lesley is a radio reporter covering medicine, space and environment for KQED Science. Her work has appeared on Marketplace, Latino USA, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Previously, she covered food and sustainability for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. She began her media career at KCTS Television in Seattle. You can find her on Twitter at @lesleywmcclurg.
Sarah Khalida Mohamad
Sarah joined KQED Science’s engagement team in August 2019. She is the Project Manager for the Cracking the Code: Influencing Millennial Science Engagement research and leads the social listening research efforts for this NSF funded research grant. Sarah also leads all the social media advertising efforts for KQED Science ensuring ads are optimized and reaching KQED’s target audiences. Prior to joining KQED Science, Sarah worked in a brand new role as Digital Marketing Strategist at WPSU Penn State, a PBS and NPR affiliate in State College, Pennsylvania, where she pioneered digital marketing efforts for all their productions and events.
Coordinating Producer, Deep Look
Gabriela started her journalism career in 1993 as a newspaper reporter in Costa Rica, where she grew up. She won two national reporting awards there for series on C-sections and organic agriculture, and developed a life-long interest in health reporting. She moved to the Bay Area in 1996 to study documentary filmmaking at the University of California-Berkeley, where she received master’s degrees in journalism and Latin American studies. She joined KQED as a TV producer when QUEST started in 2006 and has covered everything from Alzheimer’s to bee die-offs to dark energy. She has shared two regional Emmy Awards, and nine of her stories have been nominated for the award as well. Independent from her work on QUEST, she produced and directed the hour-long documentary Beautiful Sin, about the surprising story of how Costa Rica became the only country in the world to outlaw in vitro fertilization. The film is airing nationally on public television stations in 2015.
Senior Digital Editor, Science
Craig is responsible for the integration of traditional and web-based media across all Science platforms, as well as ongoing production of web-only content features. He is also the Series Producer for KQED’s award-winning science web video series Deep Look on YouTube. Prior to joining KQED in October of 2006, he spent 11 years with The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, where he worked to create innovative educational visitor experiences online and within the museum space. He was also responsible for the museum’s Information Services operations. He began his informal science interpretation career at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum as an Assistant Exhibit Developer and Greenhouse Program Coordinator. Craig has a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.
Senior Editor, Science
Kevin oversees KQED’s health and climate desks. His journalism career began in the Pacific Northwest, and he later became a lead reporter for the San Francisco Public Press. Kevin has reported from melting glaciers in Mongolia, electric buses in Chicago, a coal plant in Wisconsin, toxic waste sites in Indiana, and a desk at KQED. His work has appeared in Pacific Standard magazine, the Energy News Network, the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal, and WBEZ in Chicago. Follow him on twitter @starkkev. Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Reporter, Science
Danielle is a reporter for KQED Science. She covers wildfires, space and oceans (though she is prone to sea sickness). Before joining KQED in 2015, Danielle was a staff reporter at KRCB in Sonoma County and a freelancer. She studied science communication at UC Santa Cruz and formerly worked at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland where she wrote about computing. She lives in Sonoma County and enjoys backpacking.
Find her on Twitter @danielleventon or write her at dventon@KQED.org.
Aquarium of the Bay
Bay Area Science Festival(UCSF)
California Academy of Sciences
Chabot Space and Science Center
East Bay Regional Park District
Girl Scouts of Northern California
Gladstone Institutes (UCSF)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Hall of Science
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
The Tech Museum of Innovation
University of California at Berkeley Natural History Museums
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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QUEST & KQED Science Staff Alumni
Jeanette Aguilar, Science and Environment Manager
Peter Arcuni, Reporter, Science
Andrea Aust, Senior Manager, Science Education
Chris Bauer, Media Producer
Ifanyi Bell, Associate Media Producer
Jason Black, QUEST Executive Producer
Jen Brady, Audience Engagement Producer
Jon Brooks, Digital Editor, Science
Arwen Curry, Associate Producer, Television
Chrissy Farr, Editor and Host, Future of You
Lauren Farrar, Education Media Producer
Jasmine Garnett, Audience Engagement Associate, Science
Michael Goode, TV Associate Producer
Shirley Gutierrez, TV Editor
Joan Johnson, TV Associate Producer
Mike Kahn, QUEST Hub Content Coordinator
Sarah Kass, TV Segment Producer
Elliott Kennerson, Digital Media Producer
Andrea Kissack, Senior Editor, Science
Lindsay Kelliher, TV Associate Producer
Derek Lartaud, Education Media Producer
Sue Ellen McCann, Executive in Charge, Science
Craig Miller, Editor, Science
Amy Miller, TV Series Producer
Jessica Neely, Project Manager, Science Education
Jenny Oh, Digital Media Producer
Linda Peckham, TV Editor
David Pierce, Graphic Designer
Johanna Reis, Production and Finance Operations Manager
Paul Rogers, Managing Editor
Suzanne Romaine, Business Manager
Josh Rosen, TV Series Producer
Sheraz Sadiq, TV and Interactive Producer
Molly Samuel, Multimedia Producer
Laurie Schmidt, TV Series Editor
Sandy Schonning, Series Manager
Mike Seely, Post Production Coordinator
Katrin Snow, Senior Editor
Lauren Sommer, Radio Reporter, Science
Adam Sopko, Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Amy Standen, Radio Reporter
Polly Stryker, Editor, Science