Jessie Wright-Mendoza

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Jessie Wright-Mendoza is a freelance audio and digital journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. She reports on science and medicine with an emphasis on the intersection of healthcare, business, public policy, and governance. Her work has aired on public radio stations including NPR, WNYC, WHYY, and West Virginia Public Radio, and on podcasts including Unfictional and Distillations. In addition, her writing has appeared on Modern Notion, The Week, and Metropolis, and she’s a regular contributor to JSTOR Daily, where she writes about medical history. She previously produced podcasts for Popular Mechanics and The Week, and served as a digital producer for the PBS Digital series Blank on Blank. She earned a degree in journalism from Boston University, and undertook further studies at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the International Center of Photography, where she won the Wall Street Journal Scholarship for Photojournalism. In 2018 she was a recipient of the Learn from Legends Fellowship from the Association of Independents

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