Environmental Health and Wellness Editor, The Real Chi & Industry Pathways 2018 Cohort
Pascal Sabino is a Chicagoland native but has only recently returned to his home city. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA and holds a BA in Politics and Economics.
As a writer, he has worked as an editor for an international business publication, covering everything from clean energy to finance. However, Pascal's true passion as a journalist is to give exposure to people that are so often left behind by mainstream media. Areas of focus for Pascal are environmental justice, urban planning, and infrastructure.
Pascal wants to use his platform as a journalist to reshape the way that Chicago is perceived, especially on the South and West side. He wants to elevate radical, community-based solutions to structural issues that people of color in Chicago face.
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