Terria Smith is an enrolled tribal member of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians who received a graduate degree in journalism from the University of California-Berkeley in the spring of 2012. She earned her bachelors degree from Humboldt State University in 2008. Terria has had previous internships as a Chips Quinn Scholar with Ventura County Star newspaper as well as on the national desk at NPR West. She spent almost two years working as a reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper. Terria is an award-winning journalist and has been a member of the Native American Journalist Association for the past seven years. This summer she worked as a Vision Maker Media Multimedia Intern at KVCR/FNX television network.