Our Faculty

At Cabrillo, you will learn from award winning journalists with years of real-world experience!

brad kava

Brad Kava

Brad Kava is an award-winning journalist who has been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the San Jose Mercury News, the Kansas City Star and the Bradenton Herald, among others. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for coverage of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. He’s also won awards for news and feature writing. He’s covered hard news and features, including a 10-year stint as a music critic. He is currently the publisher of the magazine Growing Up in Santa Cruz.


Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman has been in the field of broadcast journalism for the past 40-plus years. She earned a Peabody award for her work on the NPR series “The DNA Files” and produced several popular long-form radio documentaries, including “Pastures of Plenty: A History of California Farmworkers” and “Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country Music.” Ms. Goodman is the founder of KSQD community radio in Santa Cruz where she is the board chair. She currently teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz as well as at Cabrillo College. Her interests include the impact of fake news on politics and culture and the connection between advertising and public attitudes about environmental issues.