Jessica Rodriguez is a reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel focusing on the undercovered Spanish-speaking neighborhoods on the city’s south side. Rodriguez has covered crime and breaking news in Naples, Florida, for the Naples Daily News. As a crime reporter, she covered issues that affect Latinos dealing with police and the criminal justice system, such as language barriers farm working communities face when reporting crimes. Prior to that, she interned at the Gainesville Sun as a reporter and photographer. Rodriguez graduated from the University of Florida in August 2018 and was born and raised in Hialeah, a city just outside of Miami. Rodriguez is of Cuban and Honduran descent. She spends most of her free time training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a sport she has come to love.