Jessica Mendoza serves as The Christian Science Monitor's policy impact reporter. She covers politics and policy, and connects the impact of decisions made in Washington to people's lives beyond the Beltway.
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. Before coming to the capital in 2018, she served two years as the Monitor's West Coast correspondent out of Los Angeles.
Previously, Jess was a radio DJ for a top 40 station and courtside 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.