Jess Jiang has spent the last three years producing NPR’s Planet Money. She recently worked on the team’s T-shirt project, where she followed the start of the manufacturing process. She went to Mississippi to see how modern-day cotton is harvested and farmed. And also went to Indonesia to find out why the cotton is sent halfway around the world to be spun.
Jess got her start in public radio at Studio 360. She graduated from Yale College in 2008, majoring in economics and environmental studies.