Eliza Partika (she/her) is a multimedia health journalist interested in covering reproductive health issues. Before working with AfroLA, she was a writer for Medscape Medical News and WebMD, where she covered primary care, reproductive health and pediatrics. She earned her master’s from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. As a student, she collaborated with Reveal on a multi-episode series chronicling disinformation campaigns pro-life groups wage against contraception and abortion. Eliza also contributed to the California Reporting Project on police misconduct.
Eliza has written for Berkeley Public Health and the UC Irvine Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, promoting and publicizing student and faculty research in the sciences and humanities.
In her free time, Eliza sings, plays her violin and haunts her local library and bookstores. In January 2023, she was props master for a theater production of Into the Woods.