Jacqueline Garcia

Jacqueline Garcia is a reporter covering poverty and inequality issues for our California Divide collaboration. She is based at La Opinion newspaper in Los Angeles, where she has covered issues ranging from immigration and politics to health and education. Previously, she reported for Hispanic Link News Service in Washington D.C., Noticias 62 [KRCA Estrella TV] and Eastern Group Publications [EGP News] in Los Angeles. Garcia is originally from Puebla, Mexico and until 2017—when she gained her legal residency—she was a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish language journalism.


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