Molly Forster is an investigative, print, and video reporter at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She started her journalism career as an intern-turned-reporter for the award-winning Santa Barbara Independent, where she covered everything from food and beverage, to ageism and drug rehabilitation. Since then, she has been freelancing for publications such as the East Bay Express, Yale Climate Connections, Hoodline, Mission Local, and Oakland North.
As an undergraduate, she studied communications and professional writing at the University of Santa Barbara, California. During her senior year, she conducted and wrote an academic research article on how framed news messages can influence people's beliefs in science. In the past year, she has been working on short-form videos and investigative stories. Molly's reporting interests are the environment, public health, and all things science. Born and raised in California, she speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys hiking and surfing.