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A lifelong animal lover

Profile of Jocelyn Anderson
Anderson's childhood summer trips connected her to animals and the natural world. (Courtesy photo)

I am a big animal lover and admirer of the natural world. This may come as a surprise to some because I spent 15 years of my adult life in the concrete jungle of New York City, but as a kid I spent most summers on a month-long road trip with my parents exploring the wonders of the U.S. — from the wild horses in Assateague to the bison of Yellowstone.

I grew up in Davis and attended UC Davis, before moving to New York to pursue my master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University. I returned to my hometown in 2014 and became editor of in 2015.

These days, I’m reacquainting myself with all that California has to offer and refining my ability to tackle a variety of subjects. Over the years, I’ve written about farming, education, business, fashion and more. I look forward to venturing into One Health next.


Live music. I attend as many concerts as possible.

Guilty pleasure

A nonfat latte every day around 3 p.m.

Best advice

Think first, speak second.

Contact me at 530-752-9607 or [email protected], learn more about me on and follow @UCDavisMagazine on Twitter.

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