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materialJessica is currently a reporter for the inaugural National Security Reporting Project, where she covers climate change as an emerging national security issue. She helped develop a social media strategy, launched an internal blog and set up bookmarking and document analysis services for the project.

Jessica previously covered national security from Washington, DC. She was an immigration beat reporter in Chicago, focusing on the Hispanic community and youth activism.

Her work has appeared in the Kansas City Star, the Military Times, on, and on the Medill News Service.

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Liveblog: Where is national security policy headed? – Medill News Service Need to unify national security policy apparent, but steps to getting there are not – MNS, UPI
Female troops take on new role in Afghanistan – Navy Times Afghan police training deal faces trouble – Military Times
Afghan, U.S. leaders meet in Washington Hamid Karzai visited Washington in March 2010 to meet U.S. President Obama and other senior leaders. Both countries sought to ease over recent tensions and set the path for a long-term U.S. presence in Afghanistan, even after troops have left the country. Click on the pictures below or find my coverage on the Medill News Service: Day one, day two, day three, day four.
Karzai Day 1 Karzai Day 2
Karzai Day 3 Karzai Day 4
Immigrant students 

They’re young, well-educated and live in the country illegally. But immigrant youth in Chicago are not afraid to speak out anymore.In a group called the Immigrant Youth Justice League, they organized a demonstration in March 2010 to “come out of the shadows” and demand immigration reform.

Find the entire project here.

Uriel's story A glimpse at Jessica's life
The 2010 census 

Counting all Latinos a challenge – but Illinois needs the numbers, Part 1

The results will show a shifting population, Part 2

Thania Garza is one of the volunteers knocking on doors in her neighborhood. In this video, she explains why it’s so important to her that immigrants are counted.

video link to come
20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall
20 years later, the wall’s meaning continues to change; and The legacy: a personal crossing
Refugee groups call for help as funding dries up, Medill Reports
20 years later, the wall's meaning continues to change  

View all of Jessica’s articles and multimedia reported from Washington, or from Medill’s Chicago newsroom.

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