Sena Christian is a journalist in the American West, specializing in agriculture and food systems, land management, and economic development reporting. She has reported from across the United States, including California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa and Washington, D.C.. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Guardian, Quartz, High Country News, YES! Magazine, Ensia, Civil Eats, Comstock’s, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News & Review and elsewhere. She has been a reporter at two community newspapers, a writer at an alternative newsweekly and the editor of a regional business magazine.
Sena was a 2014-15 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has participated in an Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources expedition and been awarded two IJNR reporting awards. She has won several awards from the California News Publishers Association. Originally from Sacramento, California, Sena earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from University of Oregon.