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Jessica Reaves

Fellows Spring 2007
Chicago Tribune

Jessica Reaves was most recently a staff writer and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where she has worked since 2004. She writes feature stories for the Tribune Sunday magazine, author profiles for the Books section and movie reviews for Arts and Entertainment. Before joining the Tribune, she wrote for Time.com in New York, where she covered, among other stories, the 2000 presidential campaign and its extended aftermath, 9/11 and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has also worked as a reporter for Ms. Magazine and has written various freelance pieces about international adoption law and euthanasia, the latter for the PBS website. She graduated from Duke University in 1995 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Women's Studies.


  • Walking away from the past

    "Are you sure?" came the question, anxious and probing. "You have to be absolutely sure." Their brilliant headscarves bobbing like tropical birds, they nodded. They were sure. It was time. And they...

  • What the rest of Africa could learn about AIDS

    A UNFPA-sponsored program in Kolda, Senegal, provides HIV/AIDS education to students at area schools. Photo courtesy of Arthur Plews. KOLDA, Senegal -- The open-air classroom, buffeted by a stiff, dusty wind,...

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