NorCal Public Media Launches the Pat Geis Public Media Internship Program

Posted to Northern California Public Media’s LinkedIn,

“NorCal Public Media has created a paid public media internship program through a generous bequest from J. Patrick Geis. Geis was a Sonoma County based entrepreneurial design engineer who believed strongly in youth mentorship and community education. He actively challenged the status quo, as a city council member in Cotati, a war tax resister, and through his work with the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. His legacy gift will train young aspiring media professionals in community-focused journalism, media production, and public media best practices.

Nor Cal is pleased to present our first group of interns in this innovative initiative. These students are eagerly taking on projects and being mentored by seasoned staff as a valuable step in their learning process and career paths. We introduce you to our Summer 2022 cohort of Geis Interns.

Daniel Oliva
Daniel grew up in Marin County, attended SRJC, and is currently studying Television, Film, and Media at CSU Los Angeles. He hopes to learn how to create social media content that brings people together during his time in the NorCal digital media center.

Brenna Stevens
Brenna grew up in Cotati and is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College where she studies politics, writing, and Spanish. She hopes to hone her storytelling skills and learn more about the editing and production process at KRCB FM.

Quinn Nelson
Quinn spent her early childhood in Sacramento but has been living in Oakland for the past eleven years. She is currently a sophomore at Amherst College, and is excited to learn more about Sonoma County, as well as broadcast journalism, while interning in the NorCal newsroom.

Caleb Logue
Caleb grew up in Sonoma County, writing for the school newspaper and playing baseball and basketball while attending Santa Rosa High School. He is currently studying journalism at University of Missouri, Columbia, focusing on sports reporting and writing. Caleb is hoping to expand his repertoire of skills in his time at KRCB FM.

Selection to participate in the Pat Geis Public Media Internship Program is a competitive process. Students can find out more at and are encouraged to apply for the Fall 2022 cohort of student leaders.”