Jolene Almendarez is a contributor for NOWCastSA, and was Associate Editor from October 2018 to June 2019, producing work that represents the perspectives of the community.
Before returning to San Antonio in 2018, she spent nearly four years in New York working as a reporter in Syracuse and reporter-turned-manging-editor at The Ithaca Voice.
Almendarez previously worked to complete collaborative projects with other news organizations and community leaders.
She values stories about issues that would otherwise fly under the radar within the local news scene. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage and San Antonio College, with degrees in journalism.