Thea Chroman joined the Wayne Morse Center in 2016, coming most recently from the University of Oregon’s Center on Diversity and Community. Formerly a public radio producer at KALW Public Radio in San Francisco, Thea’s reporting on education policy and urban planning in the Bay Area garnered accolades including the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for Best Radio Documentary and the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence (Region 11), among others. She taught public interest radio reporting at Mills College, working with undergraduate students to engage with local policy through long-form journalism. Thea also is the administrator and sits on the advisory committee for the Berkeley Prize for Architectural Design Excellence, which challenges undergraduates to address social justice issues through the lens of the built environment. Thea has a B.A in Sociology from Mills College and an M.S. in Media Studies from the University of Oregon.