Susan Rasky is a senior lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism. Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1991, she reported for the New York Times, serving as chief congressional correspondent in the Washington, D.C. bureau, and shared the 1990 George Polk Award for National Reporting for her coverage of the Federal budget battles. With a bachelor’s degree in history from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics, Rasky began her career in Washington covering tax, budget, and economic policy for the Bureau of National Affairs, later reporting for Reuters from Capitol Hill and the White House. While teaching, Rasky also established and supervises the J-School's California News Service, a permanent news service that gives students experience covering state government and politics while offering coverage to news organizations throughout California.