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I'm Jessica Flores, a bilingual multimedia journalist passionate about the arts, culture and community journalism. I’m currently a contributing writer for Curbed LA.

My work has been published/aired by NPR’s Los Angeles member station KPCC, LAist, NBC Latino, L.A. TACO, NPR’s Next Generation Radio, LA Weekly and more.

I interned at KPCC + LAist as a general assignment reporting intern where I produced stories for air and web. As an editor and reporter for USC Annenberg Media, I covered the diverse communities in Los Angeles. I was also a social media intern at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

My article for USC Annenberg Media on what “National Coming Out Day” means for LGBTQ students of color and international students was a finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club “Gender/LGBTQ Reporting” award in 2019.

In May 2019, I traveled to Puerto Rico as part of a Maymester program at USC Annenberg to report on the coffee industry and art organizations recovering from Hurricane Maria.

I’m a proud alum of NPR’s Next Generation Radio week-long workshop where I produced a multimedia story on how Brazilian food bridges one woman’s memories of home and her new life in America. This story was a finalist for a NAHJ’s Ñ Award in the “Student Broadcast” category.

I graduated with my master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University, L.A.

On my free time I enjoy shooting street photography and finding new coffee shops to work in.