Faculty Directory

Rachel A Goodman
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Community Studies Program
  • Affiliations College Ten
  • Phone
    831-419-9047
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 117
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Media Industries
  • Courses CMMU 20 Media and Social Movements, College 1: Community and Social Change

Biography, Education and Training

Rachel Anne Goodman has worked as a writer and radio producer for much of her career, earning a Peabody award for her work as Managing Editor for NPR’s The DNA Files radio series. She writes and broadcasts about environmental, social justice and sustainable agriculture topics. Her most recent radio documentary was the four-part series, Pastures of Plenty: A History of California’s Farmworkers which aired in the U.S. and Canada. She has hosted live radio interview shows in Virginia, Kentucky and California, her most recent being KUSP, Santa Cruz’ Talk of the Bay, where she interviewed thought leaders on the news of the day.
Ms. Goodman served for three years as District Director/Press Secretary for then assemblymember, now senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) where she took the policy lead on agriculture and environmental issues. She has also served as Executive Director of The Tannery Arts Center, an 8.3-acre arts facility in Santa Cruz, California. In addition to teaching at Cabrillo, Ms. Goodman works as a consultant to national and statewide nonprofits, helping further their impact and message through strategic communications and good writing. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies in 1984.She is one of the key founders of KSQD community radio in Santa Cruz. She currently lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.