Sena Christian is an independent journalist based in California. Although a generalist for most of her career, she has a passion for reporting on agriculture and food systems, conservation and land management, and economic equity in the American West. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Guardian, 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 and section editor at an alternative newsweekly, and the editor of Comstock’s, a business magazine that covers California’s Capital Region. She was recently the project editor of Solving Sacramento, a journalism collaborative.

Sena is a former Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been awarded two reporting awards from the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources, and has won numerous California Journalism Awards from the California News Publishers Association. A native of Sacramento, Sena is a proud alum of the community college system, and earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from University of Oregon. She now teaches at Sacramento City College.

(Photo by Susan Yee)