Elena Neale-Sacks

Elena Neale-Sacks is a narrative audio and print reporter currently based in the East Bay, striving to tell stories at the intersection of climate change, race, and gender. She is a master’s candidate at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and plans to graduate in May 2022. To read and listen to more of her work, go to elenanealesacks.com.
Chief Caleen Sisk

A Process of Survival


In the last century, the federal government has tried to build its way out of California’s water crisis. The parallel story of the Winnemem Wintu’s displacement is a reminder that we can’t conjure water out of thin air.