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Direct Quote: The Good Fight

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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.

Firefighter Trista Latoya Walker is The Texas Observer's Direct Quote column profile for November 2013. Read her interview and watch this short video of her training at a mixed martial arts academy in Austin, TX.