I'm a reporter with the Triad Business Journal in Greensboro, N.C. where I cover innovation with an emphasis on health care and life sciences. At the TBJ, I've written stories that range from how proposed cuts to NIH funding would affect medical research in the area to how health care providers are using technology to find ways to cut down costs. 

I joined the TBJ after almost five years as an energy reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. At the Democrat-Gazette, I covered the decline of Arkansas' shale formation and pipelines bursting in the Arkansas River. 

A story I wrote in 2016 with fellow reporter Emily Walkenhorst on the decline of Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale was just named best Business Feature in the Great Plains Journalism Awards.

Earlier this year, I was one of the journalists selected for SABEW's 2017 Goldschmidt fellowship, and spent five days in Washington, D.C. immersed in federal and economic data. 

Other accolades include: I was part of a team that won a Green Eyeshade Award in disaster coverage in 2016 for our stories on floods and tornados that hit Arkansas in 2015. I was also part of a team that won a Green Eyeshade Award in 2014 for our stories on an oil spill by an Exxon Mobil pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas in 2013. 

In 2014, I received the Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education Scholarship to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Before joining the Democrat-Gazette's business desk, I interned on the newspaper's city desk and at several other papers including: The Progress-Index in Petersburg, VA and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal in Wilmington, NC. 

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. At UNC I studied Journalism and European History, and spent many hours writing for the State and National desk at The Daily Tar Heel. 

 I'm a native of North Carolina and an aspiring world traveler who dreams of becoming a foreign correspondent.

Follow me on Twitter: @JessicaSeaman