Environmental Reporting Fellow
Marina Giovannelli joined The World as a Metcalf Environmental Reporting Fellow in October, 2009. She covers the science, politics and economics of global environmental issues.
Before joining The World, Marina worked as a producer for NPR's Morning Edition and NPR.org. Marina recently covered science and immigration for the NPR affiliate in Wilmington, NC. The North Carolina Associated Press named Marina 'Rookie Reporter of the Year' and awarded her reporting 'Best use of Sound'. A native of Mexico City, Marina speaks fluent Spanish and has reported for NPR from Mexico. Marina earned her Bachelor's of Science from the University of California at San Diego in neuroscience and environmental chemistry.
When she is not reporting or reading news, Marina is probably in a yoga class, whipping up a culinary experiment or checking out a new band.
Conflict & Justice
Demand for medical care will grow. One possible solution would be to allow more foreign-trained doctors to work in the US. Many are ready to practice but the US system for residency keeps them out of the running. Marina Giovannelli of WLRN-Miami has more.
The United States is resuming its policy of deporting Haitians. This month will be the first time they've deported people since before the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Marina Giovannelli reports from Miami.
Marina Giovannelli of station WLRN reports from Miami on efforts by some Cuban Americans to encourage a free market in Cuba.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Rolling blackouts have been a daily reality for Venezuelans since last winter. That's when a prolonged drought began to cut the output of the hydroelectric dam that provides 70 percent of the country's electricity. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.
Huntington's Disease is a hereditary brain disorder. In the early 80′s, American scientists pinpointed the gene that causes the disease, thanks to research conducted on an extended family in Venezuela. We hear more from The World's Marina Giovannelli.