I like working on stories that answer questions and illuminate little pieces of the world. I’m currently working as a contributing producer at KCBX, the NPR-affiliate station in San Luis Obispo, California.
My background is in engineering, but reporting checks my favorite boxes — researching an issue, asking questions, and sharing an answer with the wider world. Also, I genuinely enjoy talking on the phone, a quality that I'm pleasantly surprised to wield as a career skill.
My journalism training comes from reporting stints at National Public Radio, The Santa Barbara Independent and WIRED, where I was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.
When I’m not looking at words or waveforms on a screen, I like making things with my hands (perhaps a faux-suede jacket, or a ginger shrub) and looking at the world from hilltops.
You can find my complete resume on LinkedIn, here.
If you've got a story tip, or you'd like to work together, feel free to drop me a line: menakawilhelm AT gmail DOT com.