Our Staff

Monika Bauerlein became Mother Jones’ chief executive officer in 2015 after serving as co-editor (with Clara Jeffery) for nine years. Under her tenure, Mother Jones has grown its audience twentyfold, doubled the size of its staff, established bureaus in Washington and New York, won multiple awards, and launched a campaign to establish a new media business model centered on reader support for investigative and in-depth reporting.

Clara Jeffery is the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, which was named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors in February 2017. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

Madeleine Buckingham is Mother Jones’ chief financial officer. Previously, she was president and CEO, and she served as chief operating officer prior to that. She has spent more than 20 years in senior finance and management positions in the publishing and tech industries, working for a range of publishing companies and internet startups, including Sony Corp.’s internet incubator and International Data Group.

Steven Katz is Mother Jones’ publisher. Since joining Mother Jones in 2003, Steve has worn a lot of different hats, but now he devotes most of his time to guiding our development efforts, especially the “Moment for Mother Jones” special fundraising campaign. Before MoJo, Steve’s nonprofit career included work on environmental advocacy, the arts, social justice, and neighborhood-based housing development. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. You can follow Steve @steve_katz.

Jahna Berry is Mother Jones’ chief operating officer, based in San Francisco. Before joining Mother Jones, Jahna was head of content operations at Wired, where she played a key role in developing strategies that increased digital subscriptions, and opened Wired’s first permanent retail store. Earlier in her career, Jahna was Mother Jones’ director of product and managed the publication’s award-winning 2016 digital redesign. The project helped Mother Jones win the Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2017. Jahna has been a writer and editor at several publications, including the San Francisco Business Times, the Arizona Republic, the Contra Costa Times (now called the East Bay Times), and the San Francisco Recorder. Follow her @jahnaberry.

Becca Andrews is a reporter at Mother Jones. A Southerner, she most often writes about the Southeast, gender, and culture. Before joining Mother Jones as an editorial fellow, she wrote for newspapers in Tennessee. Her work has also appeared in Slate, Marie Claire UK, and USA Today. Her first book, No Choice, on the dwindling access to abortion in the United States, is forthcoming from Hachette’s Public Affairs imprint. Reach her at bandrews@motherjones.com or on Twitter @kbeccaandrews.

Cathy Asmus is Mother Jones’ membership initiatives manager. She leads the mid-level and planned giving programs, and works to ensure that the relationship between Mother Jones and its members is sustainable and meaningful. Before joining Mother Jones, she promoted regenerative agriculture as an organic farming compliance officer. She can be reached at casmus@motherjones.com.

Nathalie Baptiste is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. She was previously a writing fellow at the American Prospect. You can follow her @nhbaptiste.

Ari Berman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights, and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center. He’s the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. Follow him on Twitter @ariberman.

Bridget Botelho is Mother Jones’ director of communications strategy and is based in San Francisco. Before joining MoJo, Bridget was a communications manager at Youth Radio, and she has an extensive background in communications work across media and issues of public interest. Have ideas for how MoJo can engage with your outlet or organization, or want to speak with a reporter? Reach Bridget on Twitter @bridgebotelho or email bbotelho@motherjones.com.

Ben Breedlove is a web developer at Mother Jones. He is based in Indiana and has strong opinions about apples and tacos. Follow him on Twitter @bdbreedlove.

Ali Breland is a reporter at Mother Jones covering internet disinformation. His writing on technology, race, politics, and other topics has appeared in The Guardian and Vice and on NPR’s and CNN’s websites. Follow him on Twitter @alibreland and email abreland@motherjones.com.

Khary Brown is Mother Jones’ vice president of media sales, overseeing sales across all platforms from our San Francisco office. Khary started with Mother Jones as a publishing intern back in 2004. He has helped transition Mother Jones’ advertising offerings, which were once predominantly print-focused, to a roster driven by digital offerings like MoJo’s website, email lists, and podcasts, along with our award-winning magazine.

Kiera Butler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Kiera covers health, food, and the environment. Kiera is a co-host of MoJo’s food politics podcast, Bite, and is the author of the book Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids—and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever (University of California Press).

Patrick Caldwell is the news editor in Mother Jones’ DC bureau. Previously, he covered domestic politics for the American Prospect and elections for the American Independent. His work has also appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, National Journal Magazine, and the Washington Independent. Reach him at pcaldwell@motherjones.com or on Twitter @patcaldwell.

Teri Carhart is the director of leadership gifts, based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Previously, Teri fundraised for the University of California-Berkeley, the Internews Network, Audubon California, and Earthjustice. Raising two teenagers keeps her digital-literacy learning curve trending slightly upward.

Russ Choma is a reporter in the Washington, DC, bureau of Mother Jones who covers money in politics and influence. He previously reported for OpenSecrets.org, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and the New Hampshire Union Leader. You can reach him at rchoma@motherjones.com.

David Corn is Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau chief. Corn, a veteran Washington reporter, has broken stories on presidents, politicians, and other Washington players. He’s written for numerous publications and is a talk-show regular. His best-selling books include Showdown and (with Michael Isikoff) Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War.

Tommy Craggs is Mother Jones’ enterprise editor. He used to be the editor of Deadspin, the executive editor of Gawker Media, the politics editor of Slate, and the culture editor of HuffPost. Email him at tcraggs@motherjones.com.

Ramenda Cyrus is a visual artist, a writer, a California native, and an editorial fellow at Mother Jones. She loves her cat, Mika, and dancing to good (preferably live) music. Email her at rcyrus@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @ramendac.

Isabela Dias is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, the Nation, Pacific Standard, Texas Observer, and elsewhere. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Reach her at idias@motherjones.com or on Twitter @isabelaalhadeff.

Dylan DiSalvio is Mother Jones’ technologist, and he lives and works in Portland. Dylan spends most of his time at Mother Jones setting up online website advertising and sending sponsored email messages. In his free time he plays electric and acoustic guitar in blues and country rock bands and has toured nationally with several groups. His favorite color is green, he occasionally enjoys cooking his eggs inside his bread, and he thinks life is too short for all this trouble.

Angela Earlye is Mother Jones’ AP/AR coordinator in San Francisco. An East Bay native, she graduated with a BA in communications from Cal State East Bay. Before joining MoJo, she worked as a purchaser for a local ship chandler and has years of experience in accounting offices. Her hobbies are reading, genealogy, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. You can reach her at aearlye@motherjones.com.

Fernanda Echavarri is an immigration reporter who tells stories across platforms at Mother Jones. She previously worked as a producer at NPR’s Latino USA in New York City where she covered the US Latino community. Fernanda also worked in Tucson as a reporter for Arizona Public Media. In 2017, she won an RFK Human Rights Award for her reporting on immigration detention centers. She was a Peabody finalist and a national Edward R. Murrow Award winner in 2016. Fernanda was born and raised in Mexico and started her career in journalism over a decade ago in newspapers in Southern Arizona.

Beth Eisenstaedt is the associate director of development and is based in the New York office. Before joining Mother Jones, Beth was a key fundraiser for several international NGOs dedicated to alleviating poverty in developing countries and protecting our environmental resources. She also managed exhibitions for a number of New York–based arts organizations.

Marilee Enge is a development officer based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. A journalist by affinity and training, she has written for the Anchorage Daily News (where she shared a Pulitzer) and the San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. After escaping the newspaper industry, she joined the nonprofit publishing movement and worked most recently as the development director for Heyday. She lives in an old house in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two daughters. Find her at menge@motherjones.com.

Mark Follman is the national affairs editor at Mother Jones, where he leads investigative projects and edits the gamut of politics and news coverage. Since 2012, his in-depth investigations into mass shootings, child gun deaths, and the economic impact of gun violence have been honored with numerous awards. His reporting and commentary have also been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today and on NPR. Follow him on Twitter @markfollman.

Dan Friedman covers foreign influence and national security in Mother Jones’ DC bureau. Dan previously reported for the New York Daily News, National Journal, and other publications. His work has also appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Fortune, Vice, Yahoo News, and the Hollywood Reporter. He is from Brookline, Massachusetts. Email him at dfriedman@motherjones.com or follow him on Twitter @dfriedman33.

Ian Gordon is Mother Jones’ editorial director for teams and coverage. In addition to working closely with reporters and editors to help surface ideas across beats, he also edits stories of all shapes and sizes for web and print. His reporting from Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, and elsewhere has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Wired, and Slate, among others. Follow him on Twitter @id_gordon, and reach him at igordon@motherjones.com.

Andrea Guzmán is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Her work has appeared in the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Washington Post, the Texas Observer, and the Colorado Springs Gazette. You can reach her at aguzman@motherjones.com and on Twitter @dreuhmarie.

Mark Helenowski is Mother Jones’ senior digital producer. He’s usually behind a camera, slicing up video, or working on the latest Mother Jones Podcast. Previously, he co-directed the award-winning documentary For Grace on Netflix. He’s @markhelenowski on Twitter and Instagram.

Clint Hendler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Before rejoining Mother Jones in 2012, Clint was deputy editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, where he covered media law, government transparency, and the political press. (His first stint at MoJo was as an intern and fellow, just out of college.) His writing has been published by the New York Times, the Independent, AlterNet, The Nation, and CNN. He lives in Pittsburgh and swims in its three rivers.

Brian Hiatt is the marketing and membership director, based out of the San Francisco office. He leads Mother Jones’ efforts to earn the support—donations and magazine subscriptions—of online readers. Brian served a brief stint as a fisheries biologist after college before deciding he wanted to swim upstream alongside people, not salmonids. He became an organizer when he saw the internet’s rise lead to new ways nonprofits could engage their supporters (even before Facebook and Twitter!), and he consulted on digital strategy with leading nonprofits for nearly a decade before joining MoJo.

Michael Johnson is a senior designer for Mother Jones. The Texas native previously worked at The Washington Post, Gannett, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Herald-Journal in South Carolina. Reach him at mjohnson@motherjones.com.

Tyla Jones is Mother Jones’ development associate, based in San Francisco. She provides critical support for the development team and executive staff with fundraising activities and event planning. Tyla is also the founder and co-director of an organization called Join the Movement Coalition, which throws fundraising events for radical social change and resistance education projects in the Bay Area and beyond. For fun, Tyla is also a DJ, dancer, and freelance writer. You can reach her at tjones@motherjones.com.

Lillian Kalish is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones. Their freelance work has appeared in the Guardian, LAist, Bitch Media, ARTnews, and elsewhere, reporting from Myanmar to the deserts of Southern California. You can reach them at lkalish@motherjones.com and on Twitter @lil_kalish.

Young Kim is Mother Jones’ online systems coordinator. Young’s manifold Mother Jones responsibilities include translating print content and special projects to the web. His hobbies include 3-D artwork, bad poetry, and maintaining his personal Facebook page, Woland Epiphanius’ Graphical Entity.

Daniel King is Mother Jones’ copy editor. He was previously the copy chief at Gizmodo Media Group and Fusion, and he has edited at the Village Voice, BuzzFeed NewsJazzTimes, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker. Reach him at dking@motherjones.com and @danielkingtime.

Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones. She was previously a senior staff writer at Mic and a senior editor at Colorlines. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, NPR, and California Sunday Magazine, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter @jamilahking.

Noah Lanard is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. Before joining Mother Jones, he was an editorial fellow at Washingtonian magazine. While living in Mexico City, his work appeared in the Guardian, Fusion, and Vice. Reach him at nlanard@motherjones.com.

Susanne Larsen is the Development Researcher for Mother Jones, splitting her time between the San Francisco office and the Oregon Coast. When she’s not working with the MoJo development team, she’s mostly hanging out with dogs. She previously worked with The Santa Fe Opera, George Washington University, and Willamette University. She can be reached at slarsen@motherjones.com.

Hannah Levintova is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. She writes about politics, gender, and financial policy and inequality. Previously, she worked on the news desk at NPR, at the Washington Monthly, and for a stint as a FOIA officer at a federal agency. You can reach her at hlevintova@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @H_Lev.

Pema Levy is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. She writes about national politics, including stories about voting rights and civil rights. Before joining Mother Jones, she was the Washington correspondent for Newsweek. Got a tip? Reach her at plevy@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @pemalevy.

Nina Liss-Schultz is Mother Jones’ managing editor. She edits and reports on reproductive health, gender, and sexuality issues from San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Think Progress, Bitch magazine, and elsewhere. You can reach her on Twitter @NinaLisss or by email at nliss-schultz@motherjones.com.

Julia Lurie is a senior reporter at Mother Jones who typically covers public health and the environment. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and Newsweek, among others. You can reach her at jlurie@motherjones.com.

Jamie Maloney is the advertising sales representative for Mother Jones in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Smith College, and before joining MoJo she worked in nonprofit capacity building and marketing. She has a passion for companies that want to make a difference and a love for thoughtful reporting.

Piper McDaniel is an investigative fellow at Mother Jones. She has reported on social justice, the environment, climate change, and other topics. Her work has also appeared on NPR and in the Los Angeles Times and other outlets, and she won a Los Angeles Associated Press award for her reporting on the role of poverty in California’s black-market cannabis industry. Follow her on Twitter @Piperamcdaniel and email pmcdaniel@motherjones.com.

Michael Mechanic is a senior editor at Mother Jones and author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All (April 2021, Simon & Schuster). Prior to MoJo, he was longtime managing editor for the weekly East Bay Express and a reporter and editor for other alt-weeklies and magazines, including the late Industry Standard. His writing has also appeared in the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and Wired. He lives in Oakland with his wife and kids, a cat, a hedgehog, and too many musical instruments to master.

Chére Menard works in the San Francisco office as Mother Jones’ financial analyst. She earned a psychology degree from California State University-Stanislaus and has had varied work experience from metal fabrication to food safety. She is an animal lover and an enthusiast of the outdoors, and she enjoys travel, food, and all forms of art, music, and culture.

Stephanie Mencimer is a senior reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington bureau. A Utah native and graduate of a crappy public university not worth mentioning, she has spent several years hanging out with angry white people who occasionally don tricorne hats and come to lunch meetings heavily armed.

Samantha Michaels is a criminal justice reporter at Mother Jones. Before coming to San Francisco, she worked as a journalist in Burma and Indonesia. Her writing has been published by the Atlantic, Global Post, and Outside, among others. Got a tip? Reach her at smichaels@motherjones.com, and follow her on Twitter @sjmichaels.

Liliana Miramontes is the event coordinator for Mother Jones and is based in San Francisco. 

Daniel Moattar is Mother Jones’ research editor in the San Francisco office, where he oversees the Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program. Before joining Mother Jones, Daniel was based in Chicago, where he fact-checked the Marshall Project’s Life Inside series and reported for outlets including the Guardian, the Nation, and the American Prospect. Reach him at dmoattar@motherjones.com or on Twitter @danielmoattar.

Jackie Flynn Mogensen is an assistant editor at Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before coming to Mother Jones, she earned a master’s degree in environmental communication from Stanford University and interned at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she focused on cannabis-related reporting and social media. You can reach Jackie at jmogensen@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @jackiefmogensen.

Grace Molteni is Mother Jones’ senior designer, based in San Francisco. Previously, she designed and illustrated at various marketing and advertising firms in Chicago for what felt like every brand under the sun. Follow her on Instagram for general musings and many #latergrams from her time living in Japan.

Tim Murphy is a senior reporter in Mother Jones’ New York office. He has covered freight-hopping, coal barons, and sinkholes for the magazine, but his work focuses on national politics. Email him with tips and insights at tmurphy@motherjones.com, or follow him on Twitter @timothypmurphy.

Mark Murrmann is Mother Jones’ photo editor. Mark came to Mother Jones in 2007 with a background as a freelance editorial and documentary photographer. He studied photography at the University of California-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and then in London as a student winner of the Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.

Amy Norquist is the Regional Director of Development for Mother Jones in Southern California. She has over 20 years of experience working with environmental non-profits in San Francisco and New York and founded Greensulate—a green infrastructure company—in 2007. That company added over 1M square feet of green space to cities across the country. Amy is thrilled to be back working in the non-profit world “for an organization that is essential to the health of our country”.

Maddie Oatman is a senior editor at Mother Jones, based in the San Francisco office. She mostly writes about food, culture, and the environment, and she’s the co-host of MoJo’s food politics podcast, Bite. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Outside, the Rumpus, and the Best American Science and Nature Writing, among others. You can reach her at moatman@motherjones.com.

Inae Oh is the news and engagement editor at Mother Jones, where she focuses on breaking news, political blogging, and social-media coverage. Prior to Mother Jones, she was the New York editor at the Huffington Post. You can reach her at ioh@motherjones.com.

Brenden O’Hanlon is Mother Jones’ director of sales, eastern region. He joined Mother Jones in 2010 and works out of New York City. When he’s not helping out clients with their digital and print ad campaigns, he’s usually trying to find time to ski or surf.

Madison Pauly is a reporter in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office, covering sexual violence, criminal justice, and gender. Follow her @msjpauly on Twitter or email her at mpauly@motherjones.com.

Tom Philpott is Mother Jones’ food and agriculture correspondent and is a co-host of MoJo’s Bite podcast. Tom’s writing on food politics has appeared in numerous publications. He is currently based in Austin, Texas. In 2015, he won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, in the feature category, for the story “California Goes Nuts,” along with photographer Matt Black. In 2014, Philpott’s Mother Jones blog, Food for Thought, was named “best food blog” by the Association of Food Journalists. He has twice been a finalist for a James Beard journalism award. In addition to writing, Tom is the co-founder of a small organic farm in North Carolina.

Rob Pjetri is Mother Jones’ revenue operations manager. He most recently worked at Amazon, focusing on display advertising and marketing, and he’s deeply curious about how media shapes our lives and culture. Born and raised in New York, Rob is an incessant learner and a documentary geek. He loves diving into a wide variety of topics and will always pluck a guitar in his free time.

Sinduja Rangarajan is the data and interactives editor at Mother Jones. She previously worked at Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where her series on the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley led to many tech giants publicly releasing their data. Her work has won several awards, including the National Edward Murrow Award in 2019. She wrangles and analyzes datasets to tell stories and finds innovative ways to report on issues by collaborating with academics. She started her journalism career as a Google News Lab Fellow in 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Mumbai and a master’s from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Email her tips at srangarajan@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @cynduja.

Michelle Reyes is the controller at Mother Jones and is based in San Francisco. Prior to guiding the accounting team, she worked at the for-profit tech media corporation International Data Group. As an almost native San Franciscan, Michelle enjoys exploring the wide variety of activities offered in the Bay Area, including hiking, listening to music, finding good eats, and planning bigger trips. You can reach her at mreyes@motherjones.com.

Edwin Rios is a reporter at Mother Jones. His work has appeared in the Oregonian, Vanity Fair, Fast Company, and the New York Daily News. You can follow him on Twitter @Edwin_D_Rios or reach him at erios@motherjones.com.

Cathy Rodgers is Mother Jones’ business operations specialist. Cathy joined Mother Jones in 2006 and has worked in several departments. In 2015, she moved to ad operations. She is the mother of two sons and attended Alameda and Laney College with a concentration in business financial accounting. She lives in Hercules, California.

Jacob Rosenberg is an assistant editor in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Previously, he was an associate editor at the Arkansas Times, an alt-weekly in Little Rock. He’s written for the Oxford American, the Guardian, and Aquarium Drunkard, among others. You can reach him at jrosenberg@motherjones.com.

Daniel Schulman is Mother Jones’ deputy Washington, DC, bureau chief. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Sons of Wichita (Grand Central Publishing), a biography of the Koch brothers. His new book, to be published by Knopf, chronicles the lives and legacies of a group of turn-of-the-century Wall Street titans who influenced the course of history and the rise of modern finance. Reach him at dschulman@motherjones.com or follow him on Twitter @danielschulman.

Jeremy Schulman is Mother Jones’ senior news editor. He is based in Washington, DC, and he previously oversaw Climate Desk, a collaboration of outlets covering climate change. His work has appeared in Slate, Wired, Newsweek, High Country News, and The New Republic. Reach him at jschulman@motherjones.com or on Twitter @jeremyschulman.

Amanda Silverman is the editorial director (newsroom) based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before joining Mother Jones, Amanda worked as a story editor for Foreign Policy’s print magazine. Prior to that, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter @apsilverman or reach her via email at asilverman@motherjones.com.

Julia Smith is a web developer at Mother Jones; she is based in Oakland, California. Previously, Julia was the director of product and technology at the Institute for Nonprofit News, and before that she was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Reveal, The Chicago Reporter, and The Omaha World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @smythological.

Claudia Smukler joined Mother Jones in 2009 as the production director, heading magazine production, manufacturing, and distribution. She expanded the distribution of magazine content through partnerships with digital retailers and aids the organization in editorial workflow and creative technology transitions. Prior to joining Mother Jones, she held senior production management positions for Yoga Journal, Macworld, and PC World, and she produced content for technology companies CNET and Ask.com.

Dan Spinelli is a reporter in Mother Jones’ DC bureau who covers national security. You can email him tips at dspinelli@motherjones.com and follow him on Twitter @dspin3.

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak is the Washington editorial operations director who oversees the Climate Desk in the Washington, DC, bureau of Mother Jones. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, and Newsweek, among others. Formerly, she was a senior writer covering science and health at US News and World Report, a reporter for the New York Post, and an editor at Congressional Quarterly. She was also a professor of journalism at American University. She is on the board of the Center for Public Integrity and is the author of I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary. Reach her at mszegedy@motherjones.com.

Sam Van Pykeren is an assistant digital producer in the NYC office. He’s a California native and Chicago-educated lad. He was formerly a freelance content creator, specializing in video, until Mother Jones swooped in and became his first post-grad gig. He covers pop culture and LGBTQ+ issues, and he’s the Mother Jones Instagram guru. He’s also the father of an orange tabby cat who has separation anxiety. Follow Sam on Instagram and Twitter for more musings.

AJ Vicens is a reporter at Mother Jones. He writes about the military, cybersecurity, civil rights, and fun stuff like UFOs. In the past, his stories have appeared in the Washington Post, on ESPN.com, and in 5280 Magazine. Reach him at avicens@motherjones.com and follow him on Twitter @AJVicens.

Adam Vieyra got obsessed with music magazines as an art student in the early aughts, which led him to pursue a glamorous career laying out the classified section at San Diego CityBeat. One thing led to another, and now he’s Mother Jones’ creative director. Reach him at avieyra@motherjones.com.

Kara Voght is a reporter at Mother Jones’ DC bureau. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Politico, Nieman Storyboard, and U.S. News & World Report. You can email her at kvoght@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @karavoght.

Abigail Weinberg is a news writer in Mother Jones’ New York office. She previously wrote for amNewYork and her college newspaper, NYU’s Washington Square News. Email her at aweinberg@motherjones.com and find her on Twitter @abigailweinberg.

James West is Mother Jones’ deputy editor, digital, in New York. Check out his six-part video series for our National Magazine Award–winning private prison exposé (and don’t miss the bit where he gets arrested). Find him on Twitter and Instagram.

Aaron Wiener is a senior editor in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. He previously worked as a reporter at the Washington City Paper, a Berlin correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and the editor of the Washington Independent. He has written for the Washington Post, The Economist, Slate, The New Republic, and other publications and won local, national, and international reporting awards. Reach him at awiener@motherjones.com and follow him on Twitter @aaronwiener.

Robert Wise is the online technology director, working from Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Robert has been with Mother Jones since the web was a much, much simpler place. Outside the office, Robert is an active volunteer in college radio and a fan of live music. Reach him at rwise@motherjones.com.

Lynnea Wool is the senior staff accountant at Mother Jones and is in San Francisco. Prior to crunching numbers for the magazine, she worked at various accounting firms in the Bay Area. In her spare time she enjoys discovering new restaurants, taking scenic motorcycle rides, and most of all spending time with friends and family.

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