Jessica Camille Aguirre is a journalist from California.
Her writing — mostly about technology, nature, political extremism and justice — has appeared online or in print at n+1, WIRED, Smithsonian, Outside, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica Magazine, Deadspin, the Columbia Journalism Review, Modern Farmer, Popular Mechanics and NPR; it has also been featured by Longreads and Longform.
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 reports have 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 England, where her investigative journalism received state and regional press awards.
Jessica is the recipient of the 2018 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. She is a former Fulbright fellow, a grantee of the International Reporting Project and she holds degrees from Smith College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She speaks Spanish, German and heavily-accented French.
She lives in Germany.