Lured by a journalism job, Sandra Svoboda left her hometown of Chicago and moved to Detroit for what was to have been a nine-month stint. More than two decades later, she’s still here and considers herself an advocate, defender and tough-love critic of the metro region.
She’s worked for the Associated Press, Wayne State University, The (Toledo) Blade newspaper and most recently the Metro Times where her work focused on public policy, politics and legal affairs and was recognized with numerous local and national awards.
Her undergraduate degree is in journalism and history from Indiana University. She also earned a master’s degree from WSU with a concentration in health care policy which should serve her well at Mode Shift: Move Together. Find her cycling, walking her dog and dragging friends to Eastern Market when she’s not deployed as a writing specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.