Nick Rahaim is a multimedia journalist, commercial fisherman and graduate student in international environmental policy at the Middlebury Institute in Monterey, California. Rahaim is currently a multimedia storyteller at the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust, a contributing travel writer with the San Francisco Chronicle and a correspondent with National Fisherman.
Rahaim covered the cops, crime and breaking news beat at The Press Democrat where he was a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team for breaking news. Prior to joining The Press Democrat he was a staff writer for the Monterey County Weekly. He has contributed to Hakai Magazine, Vox and Salon among other outlets. Rahaim’s career full-time in journalism was interrupted by a seven year stint commercial fishing full-time where he worked as a deckhand in more than a dozen fisheries in Alaska and Washington state. He still fishes salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska to pay for graduate school. Rahaim earned a double major in economics and English and a double minor in philosophy and film from the University of Vermont