Jessica Camille Aguirre is an award-winning journalist and writer from California.
Her work focuses on the ways people understand and interact with nature and the environment. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, n+1, WIRED, Smithsonian, Outside, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica Magazine, Deadspin, the Columbia Journalism Review, Modern Farmer, Vanity Fair, Popular Mechanics and NPR. Her articles have been featured by Longreads and Longform, selected by editors at Deadspin and Guernica as among the best of the year and included as a notable work in the Best American Science & Nature Writing 2019 and in the Best American Sports Writing 2019.
Jessica has worked across Latin America and Europe; until 2017, she was a staff correspondent in Paris for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and her reporting has been published by the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Syndey Morning Herald, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and many others. Previously, she was an editor and reporter at a local newspaper in New Hampshire, where her investigative journalism received state and regional press awards.
Jessica is a Visiting Scholar at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the recipient of the 2018 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. She has been a Fulbright fellow and a grantee of the International Reporting Project, the Kaiser Media Fellowship in Health Reporting and the International Center for Journalists Climate Change Journalism Fellowship. She completed Hostile Environment and Emergency First-Aid Training (HEFAT) with the support of the 2Lives Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation, as well as the Rory Peck Trust and the ACOS Alliance.
She speaks Spanish, German and heavily-accented French.