Jean Guerrero–author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir–is a multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent. She covered commodities in Mexico, Central America and the Andean region for video, print and online. She filmed the Wall Street Journal Mexico City Bureau’s first interview with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and trekked through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers, maize farmers and more.
Guerrero won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016 and has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club and the Hearst Journalism Awards. Her work has also appeared in The Economist, The Seattle Times, Las Vegas Sun, San Diego CityBeat, Makeshift Magazine, Beacon and other publications.
Guerrero was born and raised in San Diego, holds a B.A. in journalism and a minor in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. She also has an MFA degree in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. Her book hit #1 on the NYT’s Bestseller List for August 2018.