Jennifer Mota is a Dominican-American Multimedia Journalist who focuses on topics relating to music, fashion, Latinx identity, and Afro-Latinidad. She received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University. Mota along with two other Dominican Journalist initiated the first Latinx beat for Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods — a publication of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab at the University reporting on underserved communities in the city of Philadelphia.
She also spearheaded Urbano and Afro-Latinx stories during her time as a digital assistant for People en Español’s English-language verticle People Chica. She wrote Recognizing Dominican Dembow: From Jamaica to El Alfa, highlighting the history and pioneers behind the sub-genre. Contributing to the visual storytelling direction for the sites video franchises she also interviewed and edited videos for artists like Sech and Ivy Queen while also including up and coming artist as well as local Afro-Latinx leaders in the publication’s Afrodescendencia franchise.
As a Philadelphia native, she found success in her city’s creative scene where her local-based custom clothing brand Hu-Huako received tremendous support. Aside from creating new fashion products, Jennifer was also very involved in the city’s local music scene, where she became a go-to-girl for styling and creative assisting.