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Jerimiah Oetting

News Director

Jerimiah Oetting is KAZU’s news director. Prior to his career in public media, he was a field biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.

His work brought him to eight western states in less than a decade. In that short time, he experienced natural disasters wrought by climate change, and the intense battles between industry and conservation playing out in small towns. In short, he witnessed unfolding stories from a swiftly changing world. His desire to tell those stories led him to the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, where he graduated in 2020

Jerimiah loves stories that capture the many ways life fights to persist on this pale blue dot. When he’s not reporting on the changing planet, he’s probably out somewhere enjoying it.