Supported by a Dean’s Merit Fellowship and the Rubén Salazar Scholarship from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Jennifer Cortez is a master’s candidate at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
She is also a fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Global Reporting Program, where she is working alongside international fellows to report on primary education.
She was most recently a reporting intern at Mission Local, a hyperlocal news site in San Francisco’s Mission District. Her work has also previously screened at Ojai Film Festival and Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Prior to grad school, she was a high school English and journalism teacher in the Coachella Valley, where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year at her school site.
CSU San Bernardino, Single Subject Teaching Credential in English
UC Santa Barbara, B.A. in Film and Media
College of the Desert, A.A. in Communication
AWARDS & HONORS
NAHJ Rubén Salazar Scholarship
Dean's Merit Fellowship
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Online News Association
Education Writers Association
Society of Professional Journalists
REPORTING INTERESTSEducation, Immigration