Jaeah is a writer and journalist based in San Francisco. She was most recently a staff reporter at Mother Jones, where she covered law enforcement, criminal justice, income inequality, and race. Her work has appeared in national outlets including The Atlantic, Guardian, Wired, Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, Huffington Post, MSNBC, and Democracy Now. As a 2013-14 Middlebury fellow in environmental journalism, she 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 reporting has won awards from the Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists, and named a finalist in the 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. Occasionally, she teaches classes at the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.