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Pauline’s been a journalist for more than 15 years, during which she was Capital Public Radio’s healthcare reporter from 2011-2015. Her work has aired frequently on National Public Radio, and her byline has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, CNN.com, Washingtonpost.com, and Scientific American.
Pauline’s been awarded multiple regional Edward R. Murrow awards, national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists and a first-place prize from the Association of Health Care Journalists.
For the better part of a decade, Pauline freelanced from Latin America. Her reporting on melting glaciers in the Ecuadorian Andes was part of a George Polk award-winning radio series in 2006.
When she’s not producing stories, Pauline’s getting crafty; glass mosaics, knitting and soap-making are just a few obsessions. And she loves learning the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Pauline has a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.
April 9, 2021
About half of Sacramento City Unified School District students chose to go back to class in April. But the decision to stay in distance learning varies widely by race and grade level — with Asian-American students most likely to stay online.
March 30, 2021
People leaned heavily into their faith communities over the past year to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and explain the turmoil. National polling suggests that experience may be widespread.
February 25, 2021
Students who are learning English, nearly one-fifth of California’s public school population, are falling behind more than their peers during the pandemic, recent research suggests.
Number Of 'Significantly Disengaged' Kids At Sacramento Public Schools Has Skyrocketed During The Pandemic
February 15, 2021
Before the pandemic closed schools, only a few dozen kids at Sacramento City Unified schools missed three days a week of school or more. Now, that number is almost a thousand.
January 14, 2021
In light of gorillas at the San Diego Zoo testing positive for COVID-19, Sacramento zookeepers say they haven’t had to deal with a case. When it comes to safety, rules that apply to humans, mostly apply to animals, they say.
Stay-At-Home Orders Extended In San Joaquin Valley, Southern California As COVID-19 Cases 'Stretch' Hospitals
December 29, 2020
Regional stay at home orders have been extended for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions as health facilities statewide have seen a 35.1% increase in ICU admissions over the last two weeks, state health officials said Tuesday.
December 28, 2020
Pharmacists and other health care workers are setting up vaccination clinics at nursing homes across California today to inoculate residents and their caregivers against the novel coronavirus.
December 18, 2020
Wondering where to send your charitable donations this year? The pandemic has created a lot of need this year, and direct service organizations new and old are rolling with the punches. Here’s your guide to making a difference with your dollars.
December 9, 2020
In what appears to be a national phenomenon, hundreds of fewer kindergartners are enrolled in Sacramento City Unified schools this year. That has school district officials concerned about growing achievement gaps and future finances.
November 18, 2020
Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians have the highest rates of COVID-19 in Sacramento County and statewide. But members of the community are stepping up to bring those infections down.