Roseanne Pereira

Roseanne Pereira grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She graduated from Yale with a degree in literature. She then moved to San Francisco, CA where she studied creative writing, eventually earning her MFA from the University of San Francisco in 2004. After freelancing for newspapers in the Bay area, she was one of three Kroc fellows selected to spend a year in Washington, DC learning radio journalism at NPR. One of Roseanne's most memorable summer jobs was as an ESL and American culture instructor for refugees resettled in Louisville, KY. One of her students, Solomon, a refugee from Sudan, told her she worked well with international people and should keep it up. She hopes to follow Solomon's advice while at MPR.