Jamie Bogert

Jamie is a Philadelphia based writer who got her chops working for BUST Magazine after graduating in 2014 from Emerson College with a degree in journalism. She previously freelanced for a number of publications, took some time traveling throughout Argentina, led a 300 mile youth bike trip across the Berkshires, New York, and Vermont, and has since safely landed in Philly.

She enjoys ordering Grubhub when she should probably cook, forcing her bearded dragon to sit quietly and listen to her sing, and unabashedly indulging in a night of watching either Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street or Bachelor in Paradise.

Stories by The Citizen:

Watch: Fixing the Prison Industrial Complex

Author Piper Kerman and Reform Alliance CEO Robert Rooks on achieving what is achievable: safety and reform

Watch: Aqeela Sherrills on Brokering Peace

At our fourth annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival, the renowned peacemaker shared how he's had success fighting violence in Newark and Los Angeles through community-based intervention.

How to Contact Your Representatives

How to find your city, state and federal representatives, and tips on how to write them—because it's our responsibility to hold them accountable

Watch: Mayors Michael Nutter and Kasim Reed

The fiery ex-mayors shared important lessons for successfully leading American cities at our annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival. For starters: You have to take care of the basics.

Mystery Shopper: Getting flood prevention help from the City

A City program is supposed to give free plumbing upgrades to homeowners who experience flooding. But after city sewage pours into a basement, just how hard is it to get the Water Department to install a flood prevention device?

Development … For Good

The Philadelphia Citizen's year-long speaker series highlights a new generation of real estate developers in Philly, and delves into the impact their work has on our city.

Watch: Andrew Sullivan at Citizen Speaks

At a Citizen event last week, the author talked about his 30 years as one of the greatest defenders of liberal thought—and how, if we soldier on, we can still preserve free thinking in America

Mystery Shopper: Reporting Illegal Dumping in Philadelphia

Our mystery shopper tried to get just one of the dozens of ugly trash heaps cleared away from their North Philly neighborhood. Here's how well—or not—it went.