Michelle Zenarosa is a media-maker committed to building alternative and vibrant community media platforms. She has worked as a journalist for over a decade at various media outlets that include local newspapers, news wires and industry trade magazines, as well as non-profit organizations. Growing up in the diverse Southern California area, she is dedicated to grassroots, community-based journalism at the local level, where she believes it has some of the most direct impact, and in covering stories that aren’t traditionally told in mainstream media. She has been a facilitator for storytelling by youth in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Palestine. Her work has also been featured in independent magazines like Left Turn, $pread, Make/Shift, MaximumRocknRoll and LOUDmouth.