John Surico is a freelance journalist and researcher, based in Queens, New York. He was born and raised on Long Island, and studied journalism and politics at New York University. His work primarily focuses on class, urban living, criminal justice, and how we collectively cope with our political system. He can speak Italian conversationally, and is currently learning Portuguese. He also shoots with a Nikon D3100 DSLR.

His reporting can be found in...

He also helped found Potluck Magazine, a literary journal for writing of all shapes and sizes!