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Anna Maria Barry-Jester

Fellows 2015
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Anna Maria Barry-Jester is a writer and documentary photographer for FiveThirtyEight, where she covers public health, food and culture. She is interested in the social determinants of health, and has reported on a mysterious epidemic of kidney disease for the Center for Public Integrity, and multiple health and environmental stories in India where she was based for two years. Barry-Jester previously worked as editorial health producer for Univision and an editorial producer at ABC News for a yearlong series on global health. She has received awards from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Overseas Press Club, and Society of Environmental Journalists. She has a BA from New York University in Latin American Studies and a MPH from Columbia University in Epidemiology and Global Health.

Barry-Jester was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Indonesia in 2011.


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