highresI’m Marie C. Baca. You can find my work in the Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, the Albuquerque Journal, and Salon, among other publications.

I write frequently about people on the fringes of society. I’ve profiled morgue workers, Bigfoot enthusiasts, day laborers, and the wrongfully convicted. I’ve also explored the proliferation of toxic waste sites in poor communities and the effects of fracking on rural populations. In 2011, I contributed to a California Watch investigation on seismic safety in schools that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. But the project of which I’m most proud is probably this feature on the internment of Japanese Americans.

These days, I mostly write about business, the economy and health care. Here are a few recent clips:

I hold a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. I’m a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Federation of Press Women, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. I’ve won a few awards for my work, which you can find on my LinkedIn profile.

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