Marina Wang is a freelance journalist based in Victoria, Canada.
As a journalist, she is driven by an innate sense of curiosity and most often reports in the areas of science and travel. Her previous work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Science, CBC, VICE, Calgary Herald, Atlas Obscura, Canadian Geographic, and Mental Floss, among many others. 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. Marina’s radio work has been featured in CBC's Quirks and Quarks, and she was the 2021 Editorial Fellow at Hakai Magazine where she was also able to showcase her illustrative work.
Marina has 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.
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.