Katherine Nagasawa is WBEZ’s audience engagement producer, which means she helps expand and deepen the newsroom’s relationship with its audience through the web and social media. She previously served as multimedia producer for WBEZ’s Curious City.
Outside of WBEZ, Nagasawa is an independent documentary filmmaker. She produced Beyond the Seal, a web documentary about Fair Trade bananas and the people behind a movement to change the banana industry. Her latest short documentary, Ilse, follows an undocumented high school senior as she attempts to obtain permanent residency. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Real Food Media, and the Chicago Latino Film Festival.