Jika Gonzalez

Freelance Video and Photojournalist @jikaglez

Jika González is a freelance multimedia journalist, photographer and video producer from Mexico City. Her reporting projects focus on migration, identity and human rights. Her work has taken her to Mexico, Guatemala, Cambodia, and most recently to Colombia. Jika is currently based in New York where she is a grantee at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. She received a Master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2013, and spent two years there as a teaching fellow working alongside students and faculty. Her work has appeared in TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, Telemundo and Narratively, among others.

En Español

Jika González es una periodista freelance de video y fotografía de la Cuidad de México. Sus proyectos se enfocan en migración, identidad y derechos humanos. Su trabajo la ha llevado para México, Guatemala, Camboya y mas recientemente para Colombia. Jika está basada en Nueva York donde recibió una subvención del Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Ella obtuvo su maestría de Columbia Graduate School of Journalism en el 2013, y pasó dos años trabajando como profesora asociada trabajando al lado de otros alumnos y profesores. Su trabajo se ha publicado en TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, Telemundo y Narratively, entre otros.

Reporting Locations


| Belle Cushing, Jika Gonzalez

4 Sisters Reunited With Their Dad Under This Immigration Program, But It Won’t Solve the Border Crisis

Four sisters got off a plane from El Salvador one day in February, ran into the arrivals hall at Los Angeles International Airport, and hugged their father for the first time in six years. Their…

Reporting Interrupted

(My reporting partner Belle Cushing and our talented colleague Juan Carlos conducting an interview for a story about femicide.) We were still in bed when we heard someone pounding at the door the morning of…

Meet the Fellow: Nathalie Nieves

Nathalie didn’t take a straight path to journalism. She loved the idea of being a reporter since her days at her high school newspaper, but it took a few turns before she decided to take…

| Jika Gonzalez

Deported moms in Tijuana advocate for Bernie Sanders vote

A group of deported mothers in Tijuana, Mexico, fights for immigration reform in the United States. The pain they’ve endured by being separated from their children turned them into activists and now they promote the…

| Jika Gonzalez, Whitney Eulich

Madres deportadas luchan desde Tijuana por el voto a Bernie Sanders

Madres deportadas luchan desde Tijuana por el voto a Bernie Sanders TIJUANA, México.- En una calle poco transitada se encuentra una oficina pequeña repleta de banderas estadounidenses y afiches con frases en inglés como #…

| Jika Gonzalez, Whitney Eulich

On Mexico-US border, living in the shadow of ‘The Wall’

Editor’s note: The Monitor published this story in May 2016, when Donald Trump was the presumed candidate for the Republican Party. Today, President Trump signed an executive order authorizing construction of a wall along the…