Jennifer Koons has worked as a foreign correspondent — reporting from the Middle East and Africa — and national security editor. She is a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee, and the director of Medill's National Security Reporting Project.

Her reporting has focused on global security and the humanitarian implications of migration, political participation, corruption and women's health.

Previously, she wrote and oversaw coverage of global affairs, national security and intelligence issues for the Economist's CQ. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Huffington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. 

She's an adjunct lecturer for Northwestern graduate students specializing in politics and national security and previously taught undergraduate journalism students at Northwestern's campus in Doha, Qatar.

Jen is based in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at jennifer.koons@protonmail.com.

Jennifer Koons, Global Storyteller

Jennifer Koons is an international journalist based in Washington, D.C. who explores themes of struggle, privilege, dignity, tragedy and resilience in stories about geopolitical rights, global health and conflict.
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