Heather Bernikoff joined KRYZ Radio as a supporter in 2013 and created Circle West Radio Show in 2015. The intent of the show is to connect people and issues through stories and discussion - to explore concepts that impact our community and lives. . In the west, you find amazing people and stories - from First Nations people whose ancestry dates back thousands of years, to the many people who immigrated from other parts of the Nation and world. . The west is a special place with tremendous diversity of landscapes, biology and cultures. There is a rugged independence, but also a vigorous sense of community. Only through knowing one another will we understand that we are more alike than we are different.
Heather grew up predominantly in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She has deep roots in the North American west through her mother's Native (Yoeme/Yaqui) and Latina ancestry, but also an understanding of the desire and drive of people from the east to move west through the European immigrants on her father's side. Heather studied public health education and worked at the innovative Department of Health Services in Contra Costa County. She now works in philanthropy and is a community volunteer. Her love of community, nature, science, public policy and the human experience are the foundational elements of this show.
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