Welcome! I’m Jessica. I’m a journalist currently living in California who likes to tell stories in all different ways. The two things I love doing most in this world are tracking down new information and listening to people’s stories. So this website serves as my experiment to express those loves and my portfolio of my past work.

I named this website the Backstory Blog because, to me, context is everything. In order to know where something is heading, you need to understand where it came from. Everything has a backstory.

So take a look around. Tell me your thoughts. I always love suggestions for what I should write about next!