Cara Nixon

Cara Nixon

Cara Nixon

Class of 2024

Cara Nixon is a journalist with four years of experience and interests in issues primarily affecting low-income communities, including housing and education. She was born and raised in the Willamette Valley, Oregon and graduated summa cum laude with an honors degree in political science and applied journalism from Oregon State University before coming to Berkeley. 


  • Oregon State University, Honors Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Minor in Applied Journalism


  • The Corvallis Advocate
    Contributed over 200 articles on city news and helped lead team of writers as Assistant Editor.

  • The Daily Barometer
    Contributed 50 articles on mainly social justice-related issues and acted as City Editor for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • The Washington Post
    Collaborated with Associate Professor Chris Stout on a research article concerning the effects of campaign visits on elections.

  • Richmond Confidential
    Working as Education Beat Reporter since Sept. 2022, focusing on West Contra Costa Unified School District.


Homelessness, Immigration, LGBTQ Communities, Women's Rights, access to higher education, low-income communities

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