Erica Dann says living in the Bay Area wasn't part of her plan, but a job opportunity at Google brought her here. Now, she's Miss California USA. KTVU's Claudine Wong sat down with Dann to talk about being a woman in tech, what inspired her to enter the pageant world, and why she thinks the competition is changing.
Mt. Diablo High School senior Priscilla Martinez Rodriguez enlisted in the Marines last August and is now awaiting boot camp. KTVU's Claudine Wong caught her at the gym where she trains for free (more on that in this podcast), to talk about the journey that brought her to the United States and how the memory of her sister keeps her going.
The Bay Area is home to Raina Telgemeier, a best-selling author and illustrator behind the books "Smile," "Drama," "Sisters" and "Ghosts." KTVU's Gasia Mikaelian sat down with the author who tells the story of when she fell and knocked out her two front teeth. Telgemeier said she drew on those experiences and emotions for her first book, the graphic memoir titled "Smile." That book spent more than four years on the New York Times bestseller list.