Monica Samayoa
Monica Samayoa

Monica Samayoa

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Monica Samayoa is a reporter with OPB’s Science & Environment unit.

Before OPB, Monica was an on-call general assignment reporter at KQED in San Francisco. She also helped produce The California Report and KQED Newsroom. In 2017 she studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, where she attended University of Technology Sydney to finish her degree. There, she was able to get her first taste in radio while producing and hosting for 2SER, Sydney Educational Radio.

Monica holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.

In her free time, Monica likes to spend time with her family and friends and travel the world. So far she has traveled to 17 countries.

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A dead, spotted lanternfly was found in a shipment from Pensylvania to Corvallis. The invasive species poses a threat to tree fruit and grape production.

Invasive insect found in shipment in Corvallis

A Corvallis plant nursery found a dead spotted lanternfly in a shipment of planters and ceramic pots from Pennsylvania, making it the first of its kind to be reported in Oregon.





Oregon’s air is so hazardous it’s breaking records

Agencies that track air quality say Oregon cities are setting new records for bad air. And instead of being told to relocate, some Oregonians are getting first-time-ever advice to stay inside because there's no place in Oregon with good air.




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