Maggie Jones writes about immigration, poverty, race, youth, gender, education and families for The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. In addition to her work throughout the United States, she has reported from Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Burma and Guatemala and has written for The NYT Book Review, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, Salon, Lingua Franca, Elle, Glamour, Mirabella, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Entertainment Weekly and other publications. 

She was a finalist for the National Magazine Award, a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a 2016 Senior Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma at Columbia University.

She has taught and lectured at Boston College, Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, the Christopher C. Georges Conference, the Alexander Rowan Writers' Festival and the Creative Non-Fiction Writers' Conference. She has appeared on NPR'S 1A, WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show and The Brian Lehrer Show, KPCC's Take Two, among others. 

Maggie currently teaches writing at University of Pittsburgh's undergrad and MFA programs.