Jaeah is an independent journalist living in San Francisco. She was most recently a staff reporter at Mother Jones, where she led the newsroom's coverage on policing after Ferguson, and wrote about criminal justice, income inequality, and race, among other subjects. Her work has appeared in major national outlets including The AtlanticGuardianHuffington PostWiredChristian Science MonitorGlobal PostMSNBC, and Democracy Now. As a 2013-14 Middlebury College Environmental Journalism Fellow, Jaeah spent a year investigating China's emerging fracking industry and its ties to international oil companies, which led to a feature story in print and a multimedia package online. In a former life, she researched and wrote about China at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jaeah's work has won awards from the Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists, and named a finalist in the National Magazine Awards and Data Journalism Awards. She's spoken at conferences including the Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, and Exceptional Women in Publishing. She occasionally teaches at the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.