As a data- and community-driven journalist who isn’t afraid of statistics, she often focuses on issues that impact women and girls, older people and their caregivers, and the LGBTQ community. She is a fact checker for hire, and her work as a freelance recordist has been broadcast by the BBC, Gimlet, KALW, WBUR, and NPR/ProPublica’s “Lost Mothers” series, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
A Pushcart- and Best New Poets-nominated writer with a background in arts and cultural reporting, Jeanette also serves on staff at Nat. Brutas the magazine's Engagement Editor. She holds an A.B. from Princeton.
Born and raised in Iowa, Jeanette has lived briefly in Chicago, New York, and Berlin (twice). Now, she's based in New Jersey — she's a long-time commuter, and she tries to travel light.