Community Outreach Coordinator
Kamna is a community outreach coordinator. She connects with organizations and individuals with the goal of building relationships and deepening trust between KUOW and all the communities who share space in our region.
She has spent six years reporting and writing about communities of color and immigrant communities for various publications throughout the Greater Seattle Area. Previously at KUOW she has been a reporting fellow and mentor for RadioActive. She also completed a mid-career reporting fellowship with NPR's Code Switch.
You can reach Kamna on her work cell at 206-591-8197
Languages Spoken: English, Tamil, Hindi, basic Spanish
Not just more of the same, South Asian filmmakers break out of the mold
This Thursday, the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival is coming to town. It's a festival dedicated to films by and about South Asians.
Seattle teachers on the picket lines
School was supposed to start yesterday. Instead of coming to classrooms full of students, Seattle public school teachers donned red shirts and took to the picket lines to strike. Teachers are striking for competitive pay, adequate classroom support, and a better teacher to student ratio for Special Education classrooms. In fact, Seattle's Special Education program has been a core issue at the bargaining table. We went to a few schools to talk with teachers and educators about why they are striking and the issues that are important to them.
Why is Seattle losing trees?
Seattle has lost 255 acres of trees since 2016 according to a newly released canopy cover assessment by the city.
Are the kids all right?
It's almost September, which means it’s time for another school year. But after almost three years of learning during a pandemic, student’s mental health has taken a toll. Youth mental health counselor Aysha Rafiq tells us what she’s seen in schools around the region, and what students need to find safety and connection in the classroom again.
How to convince parents to vaccinate their kids?
This reluctance to vaccinate has shown up in two very different communities in Seattle – liberal white families and the Somali immigrant community.
A burglary spree in the Chinatown International District leaves businesses frustrated and heartbroken
An uptick in burglaries in the Chinatown International District is testing the relationship between Seattle police and neighborhood residents. It’s a relationship the late Donnie Chin worked hard to build.
More than 100 King County schools don’t meet measles vaccination standards
...And how King County compares with Clark County, heart of a measles outbreak.
Furloughed EPA employees want to be back at work.
Furloughed EPA employees want to get back to work. They gathered together in front of the EPA headquarters in Seattle to protest the ongoing government shutdown on Thursday.
Is your neighborhood making you sick? Use this tool to find out
A new mapping tool can help you learn more about environmental health where you live.
How an invisible Seattle neighborhood is making itself known, one mural at a time.
Lake City is a neighborhood at a tipping point.