Jess Clark is WWNO's Education Desk reporter. Jess comes to the station after two years as Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting for North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC (Chapel Hill). Her reporting has aired on national programs, including NPR's All Things Considered, Here & Now from WBUR, and NPR's Weekend Edition.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jess graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a master's in Journalism and Mass Communication.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says he has ordered a Justice Department civil investigation into the policing practices of Kentucky's Louisville Metro Police Department.
In the year since police shot and killed Breonna Taylor, Louisville has undergone some difficult reckonings. Her death forced Black girls and young women to confront the uncertainty of their futures.