Jen Reel

Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.

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Direct Quote: Grief’s Gift

by Jen Reel | Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:00 CST
Jennifer Rose Davis

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Renaissance Woman

Jennifer Rose Davis started her career as a graphic designer. Tt was her hobbies and a later bachelor's degree in music that led her to a career in designing, acting, musical scoring and costume- and mask-making. Read More


Direct Quote: An Inside View

Lauren Johnson knows all too well the stigma that's often associated with having a felony conviction. Johnson now advocates with Austin-based nonprofit Grassroots Leadership to help people with a criminal history and their families get access to food stamps. Read More

Anthropos Arts

Direct Quote: Playing It Forward

Seventeen years after its humble start, Anthropos Arts has music teachers on 19 campuses reaching 150 students each semester. Read More