Kitchen Sisters welcome internship inquiries. We
have an informal internship program and
have been happy to have worked with a number of talented
interns over the years.
If you are interested in interning with us please send
us an email with your
resume, tell us something about yourself, your skills, your
goals and your objectives with regards to working with The
Kitchen Sisters. Also, please let us know the time frame
that you would be available for. We do not
have any employment opportunities available at this time
but we welcome your query and keep all resumes on file for
future projects and needs. Please contact us directly for
details about our workshop / master class sessions.
Melzer, Kathy Baron/KQED, Allison Budner & Phlis
McGregor/CBC attend Kitchen Sisters radio workshop/2007
are some of the talented people who have interned with us
over the past. If you don't see a bio next to their
name it just means we haven't caught up with them as yet.
Singeli Agnew- Singeli
Agnew grew up on a sheep ranch on the wide high plains of
Montana. She worked as a writer and photographer for
eight years before returning to school to study documentary
film at UC Berkeley. Her work has been published by
the San Francisco Chronicle, Pacific News Service, High Country
News, the Associated Press & FRONTLINE/World. Singeli
has done international reporting from Nepal, India and France,
and this year she’s headed out on the American highways
for a new film about migratory beekeepers.
Alexandra Blair, graduate
from Brown University, has been working for the PRBO Conservation
Science in Point Reyes, Ca. as their Environmental Education
and Outreach assistant. She has worked in Cuba and with Tibetan
refugees in northern India and created documentary shorts
for Brown University's "Inside Out" student radio station.
Andrea Blum, a journalist from San Francisco
who is passionate about food, farming and environmental
issues. Originally from an arts background, Andrea made
the leap from paintbrush to pen after getting a Master
of Science from Columbia’s school of journalism.
There, she worked on award winning stories involving
social justice and international issues. Soon after graduation,
she worked at the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina, the
oldest English language daily in South America. Well
traveled and full of life experiences, she follows her
heart and combines photojournalism and writing for her
Brianna Breen, Independent radio producer
in San Francisco.
Allison Budner, known
to us as Ali, started working with us in the fall of
2006. She has helped with transcription and research
for our Hidden Kitchen's
story "The Tables of New Crowned Hope" and "Cry
Me A River" our upcoming story that airs as part of
new series, "Stories From the Heart of the Land."
several other past Kitchen Sisters interns, I got “hooked” on
documentary radio production working on the show, Inside
Out, for Brown Student Radio. After college, I
worked on a local organic farm for a year. So, food
and radio—a serendipitous intersection for me! In
addition to working with the Kitchen Sisters now I teach
yoga and study western herbal medicine. I’m
interested in food, stories, and healing. Conveniently,
I believe that food heals. And so do stories." — Allison
Elizabeth Chur has always been intrigued by
the interweavings of sound and story. She taped her first interviews
with her grandmother and great-aunts, hearing their tales of
growing up in the early 1900s as children of Japanese and Korean
immigrants to Hawaii. At Oberlin College, she studied English
and music history/theory.
Elizabeth interned at The Seattle Times and the Chicago
Tribune as a print reporter. As a Thomas J. Watson Fellow
in 1992-93, Elizabeth interviewed 150 journalists about the
development of free press in Eastern Europe. They ranged
from editors of a newspaper for young right-wing Germans
to a Czech feminist who began translating Harlequin romance
Back in the States, Elizabeth worked for ten years
at St. Anthony Foundation, a social service agency in San
Francisco. She developed an interest in oral history, and
documented stories of formerly homeless guests at St. Anthony's.
Elizabeth also recorded interviews with her first piano teacher
that culminated in an "88 Years/88 Keys" birthday
extravaganza of music and tributes from dozens of former
studied radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
in Portland, ME, and currently works as an independent radio
producer and grantwriter in San Francisco. Her recent documentary
about a compulsive hoarder is featured on Transom.org.
the border reporter for public radio station KPBS in
San Diego, California.
Ruxandra Guidi - Producer
/ The World. Spring of 2005. Previously, she filed freelance
stories for the program from Austin, Texas, the US-Mexico
Border and Honduras. After earning a Master's Degree in
Journalism from UC-Berkeley, she got her first break working
for independent radio producers The Kitchen Sisters and
for Sirius Satellite Radio's environmental news program
in San Francisco. In 2003, she moved to Austin, where she
did production and reporting work for NPR's weekly show,
Latino USA. Ruxandra freelanced for other radio programs,
and assisted on the production of a radio documentary about
the problem of gangs in Central America.
Shannon Holbrook, interned
with us as part of her training at the California Culinary
Academy in San Francisco.
Howell and Sari
Kate Jessup - a food writer, journalist,
and radio producer. She recently completed a Masters in
Journalism at U.C. Berkeley. Kate studied cooking with
Alice Waters at Chez Panisse and wrote a student food guide
of Paris in college. Her work has appeared in the Contra
Cost Times, The East Bay Express, The Oakland Tribune,
BIA Magazine and KALX Radio. She is currently the House
Manager and Cook for The Tennessee Hollow Watershed Archaeology
Project in San Francisco.
- freelance radio producer and writer based in San Francisco.
She has covered stories on immigrant communities, the arts
and the environment. When she's not freelancing, you might
find her traveling to nearby places and far away lands searching
for the next good story.
Paul McCarthy - Executive
Producer of Brown University's "Inside Out"- an original
radio series broadcast on Brown Student Radio (WELH) 88.1 FM
in Providence, which chronicles unique stories through interviews,
investigative reports, personal narratives, music and archival
Eloise Melzer - Eloise joined
the Kitchen Sisters in December 2006. Hailing from Sheboygan,
Wisconsin, with a degree in Anthropology from Middlebury College,
Eloise has always found herself fascinated with the stories
people tell and the lessons that can be gleaned from them.
After graduating, she found herself making cheese first in
Vermont then in France
and now works at Oliveto restaurant in Oakland continuing her
education of all things food. With a love of radio, and a passion
for food, culture, and story, Eloise looks forward to learning
more about the art of radio production and the craft of storytelling.
Noah Miller - Director of Out Loud
Noah got his start in radio before his voice had changed, doing the weather report
from his backyard in Berkeley. During his teenage years, late nights in the dark
listening to Dave Isay, Joe Frank and others set him on a path toward storytelling
and sound. He entered Oberlin College with an interest in composing, and left
with majors in Musicology and Cognitive Science. Noah interned with us in 2000
and 2001, helping with the first Lost & Found Sound and ideas for the Sonic
Memorial Project. He has worked with SoundVision Productions on The DNA Files.
In 2002, he founded the outLoud
Radio Project which allows teenagers to create radio pieces featuring voices
that don't often make it into the mainstream, with a special focus on stories
from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. He sings with various Renaissance,
medieval and Baroque ensembles in the Bay Area.
Latifah Mohammed - Cal
State Long Beach graduate in Print Journalism. Latifah worked
with Youth Radio in Berkeley, California.
Brett Myers - Independent
radio producer and photographer, and founder of Human Story
Productions based in Oakland, CA. He has produced radio features
for National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered" and "Morning
Edition," and PRI’s "This American Life," and
has collaborated with Peabody award winning producers Sound
Portraits Productions and The Kitchen Sisters. He worked for
the nation’s largest oral history project StoryCorps,
who in partnership with NPR and The Library of Congress aim
to record and archive over 250,000 interviews in ten years,
with the mission of preserving everyday people’s stories
in sound. Brett’s story-telling career began with a BFA
in Photography and Imaging from NYU’s Tisch School of
the Arts, and upon graduation he was named one of the top twenty-five
up-and-coming American photographers by the Center for Documentary
Studies at Duke University.
Melissa Robbins - Independent producer Melissa
Robbins began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter
in Brooklyn, then spent two years in London, where she worked
for The Guardian covering prisons. Her life in radio began
with a semester at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
in Maine. She has worked on documentary projects with Sandy
Tolan and The Kitchen Sisters. She was an associate producer
of Worlds of Difference, and is currently an Associate Producer
with Radio Rookies at WNYC.
Maria Walcutt started
as an intern with The Kitchen Sisters on The Sonic Memorial
Project and went on to become our Project
Manager, shepherding the Hidden Kitchens Project,
our book and audiobook. She is an artist, Gocco fanatic and
aspiring archivist. She is now studying interior design and
Vicki Woolard - Attracted
to great orators and storytelling, Vicki has spent many years
collecting and sharing stories for use in multimedia settings.
She has a love and a voice for radio. And she believes that
it all comes down to food. So when she is not working as a
food stylist, she continues to help us with transcription work,
most recently on our Hidden Kitchens series.
Allie Wollner- Allie is an explorer of the
wide world and all its wonders. She is also a junior at Brown
University majoring in English with a focus on Creative Non
Fiction. Originally from Seattle, WA, Allie cherishes fresh
food and soulful communities. She also loves telling and hearing
a good story. Allie currently writes a weekly column for The
Brown Daily Herald and manages
the blog of dinnerware designer Rosanna