Jessica Porter

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Jessica Porter


Primary Function: Medical & Science Reporter
Email: porterj@live.unc.edu
Hometown: Clermont, FL
Major: Media & Journalism and Political Science
Year: Junior

Bio: Jessica Porter was transplanted in Western North Carolina in 2009, but grew up in Central Florida. After adjusting to southern, sweet tea slurred words and long barefoot days, she fell in love with North Carolina and decided to stay. Jessica attends UNC-Chapel Hill and studies media and journalism and political science. She has committed her studies to reporting on science, developing her own curriculum of scientific communication within the School of Media and Journalism. Jessica has experience both in the states and abroad. Last summer, she traveled abroad in Spain and Germany, where she reported for Transition Magazine. She currently writes for the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Research Communications. When she is not writing, Jessica is heavily involved in Student Government and the Residence Hall Association. She also enjoys running, baking, and reading. You can share your story ideas with her via email at jessicacaitlinporter@gmail.com, or see more of her work at www.jessicacporter.com.