Politics. Law. Science. Opportunity.
Show MenuHide Menu


A fun part of my job is sharing ideas with journalists–and also learning, during the course of the interview, how they see the world. Below are some links where I was able to contribute to regional, state, national, or international discussions via news media. I include a PDF of the page in case the link is broken.

April Rubin, “Overturning Affirmative Action Will Change the College Admission Process,” Axios, June 29, 2023 (link; PDF)

Jonathan Wai, “Are STEM Degrees Valuable in Other Fields?” Forbes, July 1, 2021 (web link; PDF)

Mario Koran, “‘A Failed Experiment”: The Racist Legacy of California Governor Pete Wilson,” The Guardian, July 31, 2020 (web link; PDF)

Bradely J. Fikes and Brittany Meiling, “H-1B Policies Favor Large Companies, Study Says,” San Diego Union-Tribune, August 5, 2019; also picked up in the Los Angeles Times (web link; PDF)

Steve Goldstein, “The Trump Administration Wants to Concentrate on Worker-Focused Immigration Rather than Family-Focused,” The Show, KJZZ (Phoenix NPR), May 16, 2019

Amanda Erickson, “Trump Says No Other Country Has Birthright Citizenship: He’s Wrong,” Washington Post, October 30, 2018; refers to an older article (web link; PDF)

Maya Srikrishnan, “Change to Spousal Visa Could Impact San Diego’s Ability to Lure Talented Workers,” Voice of San Diego, September 27, 2018 (web link; PDF)

Sandip Roy, “Another Brick in Donald Trump’s Wall,” The Economic Times, February 8, 2018 (web link; PDF)

John Blake, “How Trump Became ‘the White Affirmative Action President,'” CNN.com, January 8, 2018 (web link; PDF)

Alana Semuels, “The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration,” The Atlantic, August 4, 2017 (web link; PDF)

KPBS Midday Edition, “GOP Plan to Slash Legal Immigration Win’s Trump’s Support,” August 3, 2017 (audio interview; web link)

Nadia Drake, “Surprising Ways Science Survives Travel Bans and Gag Orders,” National Geographic, February 9, 2017 (web link; PDF)

NPR/KPCC Take Two, “Will Donald Trump Transform the Nation the Way Pete Wilson Transformed California?” February 9, 2017, (web link; no PDF for the audio unfortunately)

NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now, “How the U.S. Immigration System Compares to Japan, Canada, and the UK,” January 27, 2017 (web link; no PDF for the audio, unfortunately)

Sarah Munir, “12 Best STEM Colleges for International Students: Why a Tech Education Matters,” Forbes, September 28, 2016 (web link; PDF)

Brian Groom, “More honesty seen as key to fears about migration,” Financial Times, May 26, 2016 (web link; PDF)

Rachel Deahl, “Why Publishing Is So White,” Publishers Weekly, March 11, 2016 (web link; PDF)

Shay Meinecke, “South Korea’s struggle with cultural diversity,” DW.com, February 24, 2016 (web link; PDF)

Zoe Williams, “The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism–and greed,” The Guardian, January 24, 2016 (web link; PDF)

Tatiana Sanchez, “More immigrants pursuing STEM careers, report says,” San Diego Union-Tribune, November 19, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Emily L. Mahoney, “Fact Check: Jeb Bush on immigrants overstaying their visas,” Arizona Republic, September 14, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Daniel Gonzalez and Dan Nowicki, “What if the U.S. ended birthright citizenship?” Arizona Republic, September 4, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Spencer Kimball, “Born in the USA: Trump stokes calls for end to birthright citizenship,” DW.com, August 26, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Clare Foran, “Trump’s Immigration Wall May Have Lethal Consequences,” National Journal, August 24, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Will Cabaniss, “S.E. Cupp: Only about 30 other countries offer birthright citizenship, making U.S. ‘anomaly’,” Tampa Bay Times PunditFact, August 23, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Eyder Peralta, “Three Things You Should Know about Birthright Citizenship,” NPR, August 18, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Henry DeVries, “Researching the Role of America’s Shadow Training System,” UCSD Extension Magazine, July 23, 2015 (web link; PDF)

Gabriel Domínguez, “No Country for Refugees? Japan and South Korea’s Tough Asylum Policies,” DW.com (Die Welt)  November 4, 2014 (web link; PDF)

Ethan Bronner, “Asian-Americans in the Argument,” New York Times, November 1, 2012 (web link)