California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.
Gabriela Quirós is a video producer for KQED Science and the coordinating producer for Deep Look. She started her journalism career 25 years ago as a newspaper reporter in Costa Rica, where she grew up. She won two national reporting awards there for series on C-sections and organic agriculture, and developed a life-long interest in health reporting. She moved to the Bay Area in 1996 to study documentary filmmaking at the University of California-Berkeley, where she received master’s degrees in journalism and Latin American studies. She joined KQED as a TV producer when its science series QUEST started in 2006 and has covered everything from Alzheimer’s to bee die-offs to dark energy. She has won five regional Emmys and has shared awards from the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Independent from her work in KQED's science unit, she produced and directed the hour-long documentary Beautiful Sin, about the surprising story of how Costa Rica became the only country in the world to outlaw in vitro fertilization. The film aired nationally on public television stations in 2015.
Elizabeth Pepin is an Associate Producer on QUEST, in addition to producing her own independent documentaries. Elizabeth has more than eleven years of production experience in the Bay Area and has won four regional Emmy Awards for her documentary film work. Her numerous projects include: Coastal Clash; One Winter Story; American Family Portraits; Bay Window: Hope on the Street and The Fillmore: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco.
),(In addition to being a filmmaker, Elizabeth is a freelance photographer and a journalist. Her first book as an author, Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era was published by Chronicle Books in 2006. Elizabeth's photographs have appeared in numerous museums, galleries, newspapers, websites, and magazines, and in four books on women's surfing including, Sister Surfer and Surfing: Women of the Waves. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University and was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.