This week LLS will be introducing you to the speakers for our forum event: "Beyond Borders: Immigration and the Rise of Nationalism"
One of our panels include Miriam Jordan:
Miriam Jordan is a national immigration correspondent at The New York Times. She mainly writes about immigrants from a grass-roots perspective. Her recent pieces focused on the surge of citizenship applications among green-card holders fearing deportation; how Burmese refugees cornered the mass market for sushi and the impact of California's wildfires on immigrants, the backbone of the wine industry. She is reporting extensively on the effect that Trump administration policies are having on immigrant communities across the country, from Los Angeles to small-town Ohio and beyond.
Miriam began her journalism career as a correspondent for Reuters and worked for the newswire in Mexico, Brazil, and Israel. She joined the Wall Street Journal in 1993 and worked for the paper in Brazil, India and Hong Kong, where she covered poverty, public health, and gender issues, as well business and politics. In 2004, she returned to the United States as a senior special writer for the Journal, writing about immigrants nationally from the Los Angeles bureau. She joined the Times early this year and continues to be based in Los Angeles.
Miriam earned bachelors’ degrees in international relations and psychology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Hebrew. Miriam lives with her husband, Jonathan Karp, and their rescue dog, Gingi, in LA. Her 21-year-old girl-boy twins attend college in New England, and she's resigned to the fact that the travel bug—it runs in her family—will keep them far from "home" after they graduate in 2019. In her free time, Miriam mentors a Latina student who attends Hollywood High School and will be the first in her family to attend college. #ucberkeley #LLS #beyondborders #immigration #rise #of #nationalism #panels #politics #international