Fourth Class Visitor: Anna Barry-Jester

Here’s some information about our Skype visitor for today’s class, Anna Barry-Jester. Check out her website.

Anna Maria Barry-Jester is a writer and documentary photographer for FiveThirtyEight, where she covers public health, food and culture. She is interested in the social determinants of health, and has reported on a mysterious epidemic of kidney disease for the Center for Public Integrity, and multiple health and environmental stories in India where she was based for two years. Barry-Jester previously worked as editorial health producer for Univision and an editorial producer at ABC News for a yearlong series on global health. She has received awards from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Overseas Press Club, and Society of Environmental Journalists. She has a BA from New York University in Latin American Studies and a MPH from Columbia University in Epidemiology and Global Health. She was also an IRP Fellow to Indonesia in 2011.

Anna recently completed this story about the Flint water crisis, a powerful piece of journalism.

Related to the Burrito bracket, here’s Anna’s important work–which helped to put Kentucky-Mex food on the US map.


Best burrito press release

Profile on Anna’s burrito research

Q & A with Anna about her research

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