Jess Jiang is a Senior Supervising Editor for Planet Money. Previously, Jiang was a producer for NPR's podcast Rough Translation, where she helped tell deeply personal stories like the delicate friendship between a Chinese mom and the American surrogate she hires to carry her child, a civilian who marries a veteran and learns more about war than she ever imagined and a mom whose child is sure he belongs in a different culture.
Jiang has also worked as a producer for Planet Money. In 2014, she was part of the team that won an Emmy for the T-shirt project. She followed the start of the t-shirt's journey, from cotton farms in Mississippi to factories in Indonesia. But her biggest prize has been getting to drive a forklift, back hoe and a 35-ton digger for a story. Jiang got her start in public radio at Studio 360—though, if you search hard enough, you can uncover a podcast she made back in college.
She earned a degree in economics and environmental studies at Yale University.