Holly Burns

Holly Burns

Class of 2024

Dedicated writer, producer, and host passionate about character driven narratives. Highly motivated by creative, expressive, and collaborative work environments.


  • MJ, Journalism Expected Graduation Spring 2024
    University of California, Berkeley

  • BA, cum laude (GPA 3.9), English Graduated Spring 2022
    University of California, Berkeley

  • Community College Transfer August 2019
    Santa Monica City College


  • Graduate Student Instructor Fall 2022- Current
    UC Berkeley

  • Writer/ Producer
    North Gate Radio Fall 2022

  • Staff Writer
    The Daily Californian Fall 2020

  • Office assistant
    Mark Twain Papers | UC Berkeley Library Fall-Spring 2020

  • Lead Assistant 2015-2019
    Matthew Preece Salon

  • Production Assistant/Research team member Summer 2014
    17K ASL


  • White House Correspondents' Association scholarship recipient 23'

    CAA Leadership Award scholar 21'


  • KALW Public Radio 91.7 FM Radio | Crosscurrents
    • “Food Fighters” https://www.kalw.org/podcast/crosscurrents/2023-01-03/food-fighters

  • Townsend Center For The Humanities | Art of Writing | Pandemic Diaries
    • “Pandemic Diaries — Art of Writing.” Art of Writing, 2021, https://artofwriting.berkeley.edu/pandemic-diaries#/when-nightmares-become-reality-holly-burns.

  • The Daily Californian | Berkeley News
    • Burns, Holly. “Weekender | Just Me and You: A Short Story.” The Daily Californian, https://www.facebook.com/dailycal, 26 Oct. 2019, https://www.dailycal.org/2019/10/25/just-me-and-you-a-short-story/.
    • Burns, Holly. “Weekender | On Voter Participation and the Decline of Civics Education.” The Daily Californian, https://www.facebook.com/dailycal, 27 Nov. 2019, https://www.dailycal.org/2019/11/26/i-pledge-allegiance-to-the-on-voter-participation-and-the-decline-of-civics-education/.

  • WordPress | Blog
    • Burns, Holly. “Welcome to My Friends Place – Pineapple on Pizza.” Pineapple on Pizza, https://www.facebook.com/WordPresscom, 6 June 2019, https://hollymarieburns.home.blog/2019/06/06/welcome-to-my-friends-place/.
    • Burns, Holly. “Caro Caro – Pineapple on Pizza.” Pineapple on Pizza, https://www.facebook.com/WordPresscom, 18 Apr. 2019, https://hollymarieburns.home.blog/2019/04/18/caro-caro/.


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