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Jessica Flores is a bilingual multimedia journalist passionate about the arts, race and culture. She is currently a reporting intern at KPCC + LAist and copy editor for Dear Southside, a community newspaper in South Los Angeles.

Jessica’s article 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, she 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.

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

As an editor and reporter for USC Annenberg Media, she covered the diverse communities in Los Angeles. She was also formerly a social media intern at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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

Born and raised in South L.A., she is passionate about finding stories that are overlooked in the media. On her free time she likes to shoot street photography and find new coffee shops to work in.

CV available upon request.