Naomi Nishihara, Class of 2014, was an English and history double major, and was very involved with the student newspaper. After graduating, she continued to pursue journalism, working at C-Change Media in San Francisco, The Dallas Morning News, and attending the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her stories have covered higher education, California politics, health and technology.
The Wiki Education Foundation is a San Francisco based non-profit that supports the integration of Wikipedia into academia. We run a Classroom Program where professors assign their students to edit Wikipedia as part of their grade, a Visiting Scholars program where Wikipedian's are given access to library resources at universities like UC Davis and encouraged to edit Wikipedia articles using those digital resources, and more.
I graduated from UC Davis in 2007, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Environmental Planning and Policy. Following this, I attended the UC Davis School of Law from 2008 to 2011. During this time, I completed legal internships with the environmental non-profit organizations Defenders of Wildlife and Environmental Defense Fund. Following my admission to the California Bar, I was hired for an associate attorney position by the law firm Remy Moose Manley, LLP.
The UC Davis English Department was the perfect place to begin my higher education because it provided me with a challenging and stimulating curriculum taught by passionate faculty and shared with an engaged group of fellow students. My favorite aspect of the English Department at UC Davis was the professors’ ability and desire to apply the themes found in literature of every period and genre to real-world understanding of concepts such as gender and sexuality, citizenry, race, media, globalization and more.
As an Assignment Desk Editor for KCBS/KCAL News I have the exciting opportunity to gather and tell news stories. I listen to police and fire scanners to find out what each department is doing out in the field and I call the departments to find out story details. I hear breaking news first. I also have occasional opportunities to go out in the field and gather new stories.