highresMarie C. Baca is an American writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, ProPublica, and Salon, among other publications.

Much of Marie’s journalism focuses on people on the fringes of society. She has profiled morgue workers, Bigfoot enthusiasts, day laborers, and the wrongfully convicted. She has also investigated the proliferation of toxic waste sites in poor communities and the effects of fracking on rural populations. An experienced tech reporter, Marie often draws on her background in biology to explain complicated scientific concepts to a general audience. In 2011, she contributed to a California Watch investigation that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting.

Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists.