Jennifer Burger is based in Bakersfield as a correspondent for Valley Public Radio. She teaches journalism at California State University, Bakersfield, where she advises the student newspaper and website, The Runner and The Runner Online. Previous to teaching, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, including at The Bakersfield Californian and The Oakland Tribune. She has a Master of Journalism from University of California at Berkeley ('03) and a Bachelor of Journalism from California State University, Sacramento ('98). She serves on the board of the Kern Press Club, which awards scholarships to college students studying communications and journalism.