Jane Northrop has covered Pacifica for the Pacifica Tribune since 1996. An Allentown, Penn., native, she earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and history from Bennington College. She worked as a paralegal before taking journalism classes at San Francisco State University. She has won first place John Swett Awards from the California Teachers Association for her coverage of education. She enjoys Scrabble and water aerobics classes. Jane is a board member for the San Francisco Press Club, formerly known as Peninsula Press Club.