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Celia Llopis-Jepsen

Reporter, Kansas News Service

I'm inspired to write about how we can all live healthier, happier lives. That means stories about preventive care and societal changes that can beat back disease and chronic conditions so we make fewer trips to the doctor in the first place. And when people do have to go to the doctor, I want to give them tools to find and afford the right care. I’m also interested in what it’s like for employers trying to build high-quality health plans that don't break the bank.

I came to the Kansas News Service after five years at the Topeka Capital-Journal. I bring in-depth experience covering schools and education policy in Kansas as well as news at the Statehouse. In the last year, I've been diving into data reporting. At the Kansas News Service I will also be producing more radio, a medium I've been yearning to return to since graduating from Columbia University with a master’s in journalism.

I also have a master’s degree in bilingualism studies from Stockholm University in Sweden. Before I landed in Kansas, I worked as a reporter for The American Lawyer in New York, translated Chinese law articles, and was a reporter and copy editor for the Taipei Times.

Email me at celia@kcur.org.