Hi! I’m Risa.

I am a journalist living in Chico, California. For my job, I primarily write about civic issues, local government and — as reporters at increasingly small newspapers do — things all over the map. Some of the best parts about journalism, in my opinion, are the challenge of digging into a range of subjects and all of the different types of people that takes you to meet along the way.

And of course, telling stories that can help make a difference.

These qualities can also overlap with traveling, another passion of mine. My goal for this platform is to write about trips that are educational in some form, whether that be trying to understand why Peruvians are so dang happy or explaining what is happening during the magical moments of an eclipse.