Terria Smith

Terria Smith

Class of 2012

As a member of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and one-time resident of a dozen different California municipalities, Terria Smith is truly a Golden State native.

This award-winning journalist received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in 2008. Smith is a Chips Quinn Scholar who interned with the Ventura County Star. She has been a member of the Native American Journalist Association since 2005. Directly before coming to the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she spent almost two years working as a reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper.

Since coming to the J-School, Smith has made radio and multimedia reporting her focus. She has produced stories for KALW-FM and KALX-FM. She also interned for NPR-West in Culver City during the summer of 2011.