Isabella Fertel

Isabella Fertel

Class of 2022

I’m an aspiring multimedia journalist with a background in political reporting and fact-checking. Currently, I am a contributor at FactCheck California covering and debunking online misinformation. I am also working on my thesis project reporting on restorative ocean farming in the Pacific Northwest. I would love more opportunities to combine my love of photography and my passion for ocean conservation.

Pronouns: she/they

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Berkeley
    Masters of Journalism, Expected 2022

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2020

EMPLOYERS

  • KCBS Radio - Production Assistant

  • PolitiFact California @ CAPRadio - Contributor 

  • FactCheck.org - Research Fellow 

  • Relix Magazine - Editorial Intern

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • Berkeleyside

  • CalMatters

  • Daily Pennsylvanian

  • FactCheck.org

  • PolitiFact California

  • Relix Magazine

  • Richmond Confidential

  • Street Spirit

  • Urbino Now Magazine

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • NLGJA - member and mentee

REPORTING INTERESTS

Climate justice, climate change and the environment, ocean conservation, photography, queer life and stories