Marina was a 2018 National Fellow.  She joined the San Antonio Express-News as a special projects reporter in February 2019 after working previously for the Victoria Advocate, where she wrote about housing, Hurricane Harvey recovery and the challenges that vulnerable residents face in South Texas for the Victoria Advocate.  Before moving to Texas, she reported on local and state government in Bend, Oregon and Honolulu, Hawai'i.  


For families preparing to bring newborns into the world, the coronavirus has disrupted prenatal care and birthing plans, sometimes leading to canceled appointments and limited visitors in hospital delivery rooms.