I’m Kellen, a journalist from Davis, California, and a senior at Pomona College in Claremont, California, pursuing a politics major.
Throughout my six years of professional, college and scholastic journalism, I’ve eagerly pursued breaking news, dug deeply into the intricacies of education funding, hit the streets of Sacramento seeking people’s health care stories, interviewed senators in Washington, D.C., followed presidential candidates in rural New Hampshire, and covered a raging wildfire that surged through a Northern California town.
Here’s an overview of where I’ve worked so far…
At The Boston Globe, I was a metro intern, covering education, transportation, politics, features and much more. I traveled around New England, reporting from New Hampshire and Cape Cod.
At McClatchy, I covered Congress in Washington, D.C., for the company’s newspapers in Washington state and Idaho. I turned national news into regional interest stories in the Pacific Northwest, covered the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and reported on the 2018 midterm election.
At The Sacramento Bee, I covered breaking news, crime, wildfires and more wildfires. I also established a local government “beyond Sacramento” beat that continues to this day.
At Kaiser Health News, I was a health policy and politics intern based in Sacramento, reporting on people’s health care stories and Affordable Care Act repeal effort opinions. I traveled to San Francisco and the Central Valley for features and enterprise stories.
At The Student Life, I served as editor-in-chief, making editorial, business and design decisions for a weekly print newspaper and daily online website that covered five elite liberal arts schools in the Claremont Consortium.
Here, I’ve compiled some of my best work throughout my time in journalism. Enjoy.