Jessica Mendoza

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Until June 2022, Jess was a reporter and podcast producer for The Christian Science Monitor. She's produced and hosted podcasts about the legacy of racism in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the challenges that women faced and overcame in the pandemic; and the ways that accent and language shape identity. Her work includes helping to develop the Monitor's long-term multimedia strategy and collaborating with other Monitor reporters and editors to engage audiences beyond written 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. She still lives in Washington, D.C.

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. 

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