Jessica Mendoza serves as multimedia reporter for The Christian Science Monitor out of the Washington, D.C., bureau. Her duties include employing best practices in audio and video storytelling to cover a wide range of issues and subjects; helping to brainstorm and develop the Monitor's long-term multimedia strategy; and collaborating with other Monitor reporters and editors to find new ways to engage audiences beyond print stories.
Jess started at the Monitor in 2015 as an intern at the Boston office, where she worked her way from the web team to the National News desk. She worked two years as the Monitor's West Coast correspondent out of Los Angeles before coming to the capital to cover politics from Capitol Hill.
Previously, Jess was a radio DJ for a top 40 station and sideline reporter for a pro basketball league in the Philippines. She holds a bachelor's in communication from Ateneo de Manila University and a master's in journalism from Northeastern University.