Roseanne Pereira

Minnesota Public Radio

Roseanne Pereira grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She graduated from Yale with a degree in literature. She then moved to San Francisco, CA where she studied creative writing, eventually earning her MFA from the University of San Francisco in 2004. After freelancing for newspapers in the Bay area, she was one of three Kroc fellows selected to spend a year in Washington, DC learning radio journalism at NPR. One of Roseanne's most memorable summer jobs was as an ESL and American culture instructor for refugees resettled in Louisville, KY. One of her students, Solomon, a refugee from Sudan, told her she worked well with international people and should keep it up. She hopes to follow Solomon's advice while at MPR.

Roseanne Pereira Feature Archive

Tamara with children
A Minneapolis couple recently headed to Uganda to get hands-on experience working to fight poverty using microfinancing. (12/04/2007)
Meeting the President
A group of University of Minnesota students campaigning for the release of two kidnapped children in Sudan scored a major victory recently, when they were able to meet with the president of Southern Sudan. (11/16/2007)
128 Cafe
St. Paul has had a slew of restaurant closings this year: Fhima's, Margaux and A Rebours. In one St. Paul neighborhood, patrons were upset when their local restaurant, 128 cafe closed. Now as the restaurant re-opens, local foodies are discussing the importance of neighborhood restaurants to the neighborhood, and to the city. (11/15/2007)
Day of the Dead is celebrated Thursday all across Latin America and one Minneapolis non-profit is mounting a celebration of its own. (11/01/2007)
In many societies, it's taboo for women to speak out about domestic abuse, rape, and forced marriage. But the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee's new video project may change that. (10/12/2007)
A bagel may be just breakfast bread for most Minnesotans. But for some transplants, a truly great bagel is something to be prized. Local food bloggers complain that they've given up on the Great Minnesota Bagel Search, tired of what one writer called the "tire-sized things" bagel chains put out. A new Minneapolis cafe featuring homemade bagels might offer them new hope. (10/08/2007)
International humanitarian organization, Medicins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, has set up a mock refugee camp in Loring Park in Minneapolis. Its aim is to raise awareness of the 33 million people uprooted by war. (09/27/2007)
Minnesota has one of the largest Oromo populations in the country. The Oromo is an ethnic group from Ethiopia. The estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Oromo in the Twin Cites are trying to make new lives for themselves. But they say, their thoughts are often elsewhere -- as they monitor what's happening to family and friends in Ethiopia. (09/21/2007)
Attorney Laura Provinzino reads from an upcoming Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights' report about human rights abuses and the Oromo population. (09/21/2007)
A tree-lined street in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis just got a new neighbor. A house featuring a revolutionary design arrived on Ewing Street on the back of a truck. (09/12/2007)
Students returning to school this fall may be complaining about their classes. It's back to a routine of homework and grades. However, two students at Fridley High School say it's worth it. What they learned in class took them halfway around the world this summer. (09/10/2007)
Members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars met in a camp after fleeing the brutal war in their homeland. Now the band is taking a message of peace around the United States including the Minnesota State Fair. (08/30/2007)
A Twin Cities nonprofit group is taking on Somali education on two continents -- in Minnesota and in Africa. Generation for Change and Growth was started by Somali professionals concerned that Somali students were being set up for failure. (08/28/2007)
Cultural change begins in small ways. Some Hmong women in St. Paul are starting with themselves. They are part of a new leadership institute that may change Hmong culture forever. (08/13/2007)
Twenty-one countries are represented in the USA Cup youth soccer tournament in Blaine. Players may be far from home, but this year, the USA Cup is connecting participants and their fans in new ways. (07/19/2007)