Sara Gobets has been officially hired as The Lutrinae’s new faculty advisor. Gobets has an extensive background in journalism and teaching. She began her education at De Anza community college where she got her associate degree in journalism. She then went on to San Francisco State, where she received her Bachelors of Arts in photojournalism with a minor in anthropology. The following is a mini interview with Gobets to learn more about her and why she came to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
In regards to what brought her to CSUMB, Gobets explained, “Well, I saw the opportunity to take on the advisor position, which combines my love of journalism with my love of teaching. I thought it would be a great opportunity to contribute to the next generation of journalists.
“I’ve had a lot of different jobs in journalism, in a lot of different places. I just moved here from Guam, where I was living and working as a freelance photojournalist and divemaster for the past year. I wanted to come back to this specific area because, being from Santa Cruz and the surrounding area, I acknowledge there’s something really special about this place. I’m excited to be a part of this community again and foster responsible journalism to keep it informed.
“I am excited about the fact that [The Lutrinae] already has a strong foundation and a good groove going with the current staff. I am looking forward to helping [The Lutrinae staff] take things to the next level, to improve their portfolios and advance towards the careers they want … people should read The Lutrinae, [the students] put in a lot of work into it, and it deserves to be read,” Gobets concluded.