Isabella Bloom

Isabella Bloom

Class of 2022

I am a Sonoma County native and 2020 graduate of the University of California Davis. I have interned at The Sacramento Bee as a Capitol Bureau intern, covering the state Legislature, politics, the environment and more. Before Berkeley, I interned at Northern California Public Media, KRCB — Sonoma County’s NPR affiliate station. I’m interested in covering social and environmental justice as a print and audio reporter, and especially interested in reporting about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • University of California Davis — BA in International Relations, BA in Japanese (2017 – 2020)


  • The Sacramento Bee, Capitol Bureau Intern

  • Investigative Reporting Program, Research Assistant


  • 2019 Prized Writing, a UC Davis publication, for an article on human trafficking: Scarves of Survivors


  • The Sacramento Bee: "Who will take care of the disabled and elderly? California faces ‘unprecedented’ labor shortage"

  • The Sacramento Bee: "A dry California creek bed looked like a wildfire risk. Then the beavers went to work"

  • KALW Crosscurrents: "Richmond Art Studio Keeps People With Disabilities Connected During The Pandemic"

  • KQED The California Report: “How Do Fire Victims Vote-By-Mail? Registrars Are Helping”


  • Asian American Journalists Association

  • Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • The Student Leadership Committee