About Me

Marina Wang is a freelance journalist based in Calgary, Canada. She's reported on topics as wide ranging as AI-powered robotic artwork, Mars life-detection technology, and the 1876 Kentucky meat shower. Her Masters Research Project has brought her to the clandestine plastic surgery clinics in Colombia, where an unregulated industry has resulted in the death and disfigurement of patients. For this project, Marina was the recipient for the 2017 Diane King Stuemer Award.


In addition to reporting on stories at the fore of public interest, Marina aims to inform and enlighten with her journalism. She’s previously studied zoology at the University of British Columbia, and her science background aids in her ability to objectively question not just what the facts are, but how we come to know them. Marina recognizes that science is commonly viewed as inaccessible, and she challenges this stereotype by integrating scientific content with compelling storytelling to provide narratives that engage with broad audiences.


Her previous work has appeared in Science, CBCVICECalgary Herald, Atlas ObscuraCanadian Geographic, Mental Floss, Cottage Life Magazine, and Space Q. Her radio work has also been featured in CBC's Quirks and Quarks. In addition to Colombia and Canada, Marina has lived in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, China, and Ecuador. She fluently speaks Mandarin and Spanish with some proficiency in French. 


Work Experience

Canadian Science Publishing

Aug 2019 - Sep 2020

Communications Specialist: Running of the corporate blog and social media

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Sep 2015-Aug 2016

Animal care technician

La Hesperia Biological Station

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Volunteer coordinator for a privately owned nature reserve and organic farm in Ecuador

Canadian Geographic

Aug - 2017

Web content writing for the Canadian Geographical Society's award-winning magazine. 



2018 / APR

Carleton University

Master of Journalism

2014 / APR

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Science, zoology

2013 / APR

University of Cape Town

Semester Study Abroad

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