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Jennifer Medina

Jennifer Medina is a national correspondent based in Los Angeles. A native of Southern California, she has covered the region for several years, focusing on the uneven economic recovery, immigration, criminal justice and education.

She has traveled from El Centro to the back roads of the Central Valley and written about "gentefication" in Boyle Heights and labor violations in Beverly Hills. Since joining The Times in 2002, she has also covered politics in New York and Connecticut and spent several years writing about New York City public schools. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in print journalism and political science and speaks Spanish and Hebrew.