Jen Reel

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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: Keeper of the Creek

by Jen Reel | Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 CST
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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
Culture

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

Raul Valdez, January 2015 Direct Quote
Culture

Direct Quote: True Colors

"These murals served a purpose. They were an educational tool ... they were informative historically, politically. They were about information that had been neglected and forgotten." Read More

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