Kate Gonzales is a senior at Sac State and will graduate with her BA in Sociology in December 2014. That’s because she has a passion for sociology. She discovered this while attending Columbia College in Sonora, listening to public radio on her hour-long commute to school and working for a semiweekly paper, Calaveras Enterprise. By studying topics like American gender roles or family policies across the globe, we learn about ourselves and our society. She believes, for that reason, sociology is an avenue to empathy, understanding and empowerment.
Her stories at the Enterprise ranged from the world-famous Frog Jump and artist profiles to the tragedy of local Marines who died in war. She was recognized with a California Newspaper Publishers Association award in 2009 in the Features Photo category.
Before her internship with The View From Here, Kate helped organize a homeless speakers bureau with the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee (SHOC). She works in the Marketing Department at KVIE Public Television. She is truly passionate about the quality storytelling emblematic of public media, and has been a Cap Radio listener for years. When she’s not working, interning, or in class, she enjoys writing for TUBE. Magazine, camping, hiking, biking, and occasionally bingeing on Netflix.