Jen Reel worked at the Observer for seven years. 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.
Articles by Jen Reel
Every year, the United States locks up hundreds of thousands of immigrants at a cost $2 billion. Is there a better way?
'The spiritual water table of the country is so low that these are the two candidates we have,' said a first-timer who cast his ballot for Donald Trump.
Genevieve Keeney discovered her life’s work after a series of untimely deaths.
When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize those same opportunities for millions of others.
Dara Musick was a career criminal with nearly two decades behind bars; now, she's sharing her story in Texas theaters.
When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities.