Mónica Rhor is a story editor for Chalkbeat Chicago and Newark. Before coming to Chalkbeat, she was an editorial writer and columnist with the Houston Chronicle. She has also been a staff writer for USA Today, the Associated Press, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Orange County Register. Mónica, who was born in Ecuador and raised in New Jersey, also has taught high school journalism and English. She mentors emerging journalists through student journalism programs, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists student project, and as a Report For America mentor.