Isabella Bloom

Class of 2022

Isabella is a 2020 graduate of the University of California Davis, where she earned a BA in international relations and a BA in Japanese. She is interested in covering social and environmental justice as a print and audio reporter, and she is particularly intent on ensuring there is accurate and representative coverage of people with developmental disabilities.

EDUCATION

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

EMPLOYERS

  • The Sacramento Bee, Capitol Bureau Intern

  • Investigative Reporting Program, Research Assistant

AWARDS & HONORS

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

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • KALW Crosscurrents: "Richmond Art Studio Keeps People With Disabilities Connected During The Pandemic"
    https://www.kalw.org/post/richmond-art-studio-keeps-people-disabilities-connected-during-pandemic#stream/0

  • Richmond Pulse: "Laotian Seniors in Richmond Tackle Barriers to Health Care"
    https://richmondpulse.org/2021/02/22/laotian-seniors-in-richmond-tackle-barriers-to-health-care/

  • Solutions Journalism: “Richmond art studio helps people with disabilities stay connected” https://storytracker.solutionsjournalism.org/stories/richmond-art-studio-helps-people-with-disabilities-stay-connected

  • CalMatters: “How to vote in a pandemic when you’ve lost your home in a wildfire” https://calmatters.org/politics/votebeat/2020/10/vote-by-mail-wildfire/

  • KQED The California Report: “How Do Fire Victims Vote-By-Mail? Registrars Are Helping” https://www.kqed.org/news/11843243/more-than-4-8-million-californians-have-voted-so-far

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Asian American Journalists Association

  • Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • The Student Leadership Committee