Born and raised in San Francisco, Michelle Konstantinovsky crossed the Bay Bridge in 2011 to attend UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Graduating from UC Davis in 2006 with dual degrees in Psychology and English, Michelle moved back to the city to explore writing. During her four years at the west coast offices for SPIN Magazine, Michelle managed projects for the publication's president, and contributed frequently to the magazine's sister title, 7x7. After a brief stint in entertainment reporting, covering the red carpets at events such as the MTV Movie Awards and the "Twilight: New Moon" movie premiere, Michelle focused her writing on health topics, particularly in areas of women's health. From 2010 to 2011, she served as the blog manager for About-Face, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to equipping women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that impact their self-esteem and body image. Michelle has contributed to sites such as sheknows.com and medhelp.org on general health and female wellness topics. She hopes to develop her writing at UC Berkeley's J-School in order to translate confusing and contradictory medical jargon into accessible, practical language for a wide audience.
This Weekend in Oakland
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