About

HI, I’m Ericka

I’m a breaking news/general assignment reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where you can find me in the radios and on the interwebs.IMG_5849

My past lives are with KQED Public Radio in San Francisco and NPR’s Code Switch team in Washington, D.C.

My work has explored the role of language in the construction of Filipino-American identity, the forces that make one of the whitest counties in the Bay Area so white, and the complexities of being a Chinese transracial adoptee in a predominantly white suburb of Arizona.

I got my bachelor’s in international relations from San Francisco State University. I was once the only person in the county who wished to be summoned for jury duty. Then I wasn’t.

You can find me on Twitter @erkagvra 

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