Erika Soderstrom traded in the dry desert for a lush forest when she moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Ashland, Oregon four years ago. Erika is Co-Editor in Chief of Southern Oregon University’s school newspaper and studying communication with an emphasis in social media and public engagement, with the goal of becoming a journalist.
As JPR’s News Intern she works to help find stories and update social media for the Jefferson Exchange. Growing up listening to NPR, she has a deep appreciation for the value of Jefferson Public Radio and the news they report.
When she’s not following the news or in the classroom she can be found on the track, running as one of SOU’s track and field athletes.