Jess Craig

Jess Craig is an independent journalist based in Africa covering science, health, and the environment. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The New Humanitarian, and NPR, where she was a 2020 American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) mass media fellow. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Microbiology and English writing and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. With support from the IWMF, Jess will pursue a series of investigative and multi-media stories on the Congo River Basin, the world's second largest rainforest, and the threats it faces from climate change and illegal commercial concessions.

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