Jill Langlois is an independent journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil, where she is the special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. She has been freelancing from the largest city in the western hemisphere since 2010, writing and reporting for publications like The New York Times, The Lily, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The Sunday Times. Her work focuses on politics, human rights, social justice, the environment and the impact of socioeconomic issues on people’s lives. She also writes animal and science news for National Geographic and the Smithsonian.

Jill is fluent in French and Portuguese. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and is a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the International Women’s Media Foundation. When she’s not reporting, you can find her exploring hidden corners of Brazil with her husband.