Byron Wilkes

Byron Wilkes

Class of 2013

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Currently I’m studying documentary film at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. I’m co-producing my documentary thesis with Adam Grossberg. The movie concerns the city of Stockton, the largest city in the US to file for bankruptcy and one that is emblematic of many US problems since the world recession.

Upon graduating, I’ll be participating in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. After that fellowship is over, I’ll be staying in Europe to travel to West Africa for an environmental story about the detrimental effects of private fishing not only to oceanic ecosystems but to the livelihoods of West Africans who rely on artisanal fishing for work and food.