Polly Stryker is a producer and editor at KQED in San Francisco. She contributes to The California Report, which broadcasts statewide on public radio stations. She blogs for KQED's State of Health. Polly produced The California Report's award-winning program "Health Dialogues" from 2008 - 2011. Before that, Polly worked for a variety of news and public affairs programs, including "AirTalk" on KPCC Radio, and "These Days" on KPBS Radio. She grew up in Cairo and lived in Austria, Germany, England and Kenya before coming to the U.S. She reads, writes and speaks Egyptian Arabic and can say, "I'd like a martini, please" in Swahili.