I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based independent reporter and photographer covering immigration, women's issues and all things Latin America.

I am a 2019 Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grantee and the Colombia/Venezuela stringer for USA Today. I've worked with The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, VICE, Public Radio International, Poynter, Christian Science Monitor, The New Republic, Atlas Obscura and more.

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where the topic of immigration was always omnipresent in news and politics, but was often deeply misunderstood. I've previously reported in Washington D.C., Mexico, Peru, and on the U.S.-Mexico and Colombia-Venezuela borders. My goal as a journalist is to connect often untold human stories to the politics and policies, and use multimedia to show the reality on the ground.

Most importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, dogs and over-priced cheese.

I graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and I comply with the standards set forth by the SPJ Code of Ethics in all of my work. Read more about me on paper here and catch my streams of consciousness on my Twitter. All inquiries to: meganjanetsky@gmail.com.

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