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CityLab Team

Kim Geiger | Executive Producer |

Kim Geiger is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with an emphasis in political reporting, where she produced stories in audio, video, print and multimedia from the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Mexico and Romania. Geiger specializes in health care policy and was awarded a fellowship from the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy in 2008-2009. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Capitol Weekly, The Oakland Post, and Geiger holds a bachelors degree in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Josh Williams | Web Developer |

Josh Williams is a teaching fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, teaching journalism technology, multimedia and self-publishing skills to graduate students and visiting professionals. Before Berkeley, he was the operations manager for Las Vegas-based Greenspun Interactive, where he managed the launch of several new media sites and television shows, including the Las Vegas Sun's new Web site in 2008, which won awards from the Online News Association for general excellence and from Editor & Publisher for best overall newspaper-affiliated site, among many others. Williams holds a master's degree in interactive journalism from American University and a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Richard Koci Hernandez | Designer |

Richard Koci Hernandez is a visiting fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, supported by a Ford Foundation grant to produce digital news sites for San Francisco Bay Area communities. He is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer and worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. Koci Hernandez's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and international magazines, including Stern. His work has won numerous awards on the national and regional level, including a national Emmy award and two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Koci Hernandez received his journalism degree from San Francisco State University.

Susan Rasky | Project Coordinator |

Susan Rasky is a senior lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, director of the school's political reporting program and coordinator of the 2009 Berkeley News21 program. She was a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, where she won a George Polk Award for National Reporting. She began her career in Washington, D.C., covering economic policy for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. and later reported for Reuters from Capitol Hill and the White House. After joining the Berkeley faculty in 1991, Rasky's work as a columnist, contributing editor and political commentator has appeared in the California Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee and NPR. Rasky established and supervises the Berkeley J-School's California News Service. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.

Sara Johnson | Reporter |

Sara Johnson is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majoring in English and Media Studies. She was design director at The California Aggie, a publication of UC Davis, until she transferred to Cal. Johnson is originally from Pacifica, Ca., and graduated from Terra Nova High School in 2007.