Jessica Machado is an editor at NBC News on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team. Previously, she was a senior editor at Vox covering identities and a staff editor at the Daily Dot and Rolling Stone.
Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Vice, Elle, Jezebel, Bust, Bitch, and The Cut, among others. She writes about parenting, loss, underdogs, inequity, and her beloved home, Hawai’i.
Born and raised on ‘Oahu, she holds B.A.s in journalism and sociology from the University of Hawai’i and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Portland State University. Her memoir, “Local, from Little A,” will be out in January 2023.