Jaclyn Peiser is a news assistant and contributing reporter for The New York Times. She earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in May 2015.

Prior to earning her master's, Jaclyn graduated cum laude and with departmental honors from Goucher College with a bachelor of arts in communications & media studies and American studies.

Jaclyn's interest in journalism began during her freshman year of high school in Dallas, Texas when she joined the school's award-winning student newspaper. She continued to pursue journalism when she went to Goucher and joined the independent student newspaper, The Quindecim (The Q). She quickly moved up the ranks and became editor-in-chief. 

Outside Goucher, Jaclyn had several internships including two stints at The Baltimore Sun. She also spent the summer of 2013 at CBS News in the Washington, D.C. bureau as the politics and White House intern.

To learn more about Jaclyn's accomplishments, please see her resume.