Kara Platoni is the head of the J200 (first fall semester) program at the J-School, and she is a proud survivor of that very program. (She graduated class of 1999.)
Kara is the author of We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception (Basic Books, 2015). She was previously a staff writer for the East Bay Express for eight years, spent two years as the Senior Editor at Terrain, a Berkeley-based environmental quarterly, and co-hosted The Field Trip Podcast with fellow J-alum Eric Simons. She is also a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Popular Science, Air & Space, and other magazines.
REPORTING INTERESTSBusiness, Criminal Justice, Investigative, Politics, Science, Technology, Urban Reporting
MEDIA PLATFORMSAudio Journalism, Multimedia, Narrative Writing