Sarika Mehta, originally from Chicago's suburbia, loves music, dance, and all that jazz. She's been a producer with the APA Compass radio collective, founded and hosted the podcast Intersections Radio, anchored the KBOO Evening News, and served as a producer for Alice Wong's Disability Visibility Project Podcast. Currently she is the host and founder of the radio show, Diaspora Blues Radio, where she nerds out with her favorite musicians. Her fascination with languages led her to the worlds of Sign Language Interpreting and journalism for the ears. She is a lover of lutes, most especially the ukulele and the guitar. She's a busy mama of a 5 year old and a 2 year old and she's been known to make stuffed animals out of fuzzy yarn and excellently patterned socks.