Nik Altenberg (she/her) is a newsroom intern and student of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz. Nik is a human rights investigator with UCSC’s Research Center for the Americas and is pursuing a career in investigative reporting.
As a Cabrillo College student, she interned at KSQD, operating the board and producing short-form audio pieces. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Nik brings the distinct perspective of a local who has lived abroad and has a deep connection to the issues of her hometown.
At Lookout Santa Cruz, she puts to use her multimedia background, working as a reporter, researcher, photojournalist, and copy editor for Student Lookout. Find her on Twitter at @nik_journalist.