My name is Sanne Bergh, and I am passionate about crafting words, social justice, preserving our Earth, herbalism, and locally sourced food.
I got my start in journalism at UC Irvine where I studied Literary Journalism and developed my craft and passion for long-form journalism and nonfiction writing. However, my love of words came long before as I have been putting words together to create impactful sentences for years, whether it be through poetry, short stories, or flash fiction prose.
At the San Francisco Public Press, I collaborated with other reporters and editors to produce an award-winning issue on racial segregation in San Francisco. I have also reported on homelessness, mental health care and public policy.
Currently, I have landed on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii, where I find solace in the sounds of chirping cicadas and coqui frogs. After living in remote Western Mongolia for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching life skills and starting the Special Olympics in the tiny town of Uliastai, it was time for me to experience the tropics. I made the move to the Big Island to work for Pacific Quest, a wilderness therapeutic treatment center for troubled teens. I have been working there for nearly two years, while also taking a break in between to hike the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. These days, I write poetry together with teens in gardens, practice yoga, make tinctures, and play on aerial silks in Hilo, Hawaii.
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