Rosanna Xia is an environment reporter, covering the California coastline for the Los Angeles Times. She writes articles that connect science and policy and previously reported on natural disasters. With a team of reporters, she published a series in 2013 that led to new laws confronting thousands of buildings at risk of collapse in a major earthquake. She has also covered higher education for The Times and reported for the Business section. An East Coast transplant, she graduated from Tufts University.