I’m an assistant editor for audience and breaking news at Mother Jones magazine, based in San Francisco. My work has been published in VICE News, The Guardian, The Bangkok Post, Voices of New York, DNAinfo.com, and City Limits.
At Mother Jones, I cover breaking news and politics, while also working on audience engagement initiatives. I've written about immigration, civil rights and criminal justice, in addition to contributing culture pieces for the magazine.
I received my master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I specialized in international reporting and exploring digital mediums. I was one of the lead editors on an interactive site, The Missing, which won an Online Journalism Award for student projects.
I graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in the College of Letters, a three-year interdisciplinary program focused on European history, literature, and philosophy. I'm from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I grew up with a love of books and soup noodles, and a strange distrust of the postal service, which continues to this day.
You can get in touch with me at kvongkiatkajorn[at]motherjones[dot]com or find me on Twitter.