Marlena Chertock is a digital journalist obsessed with code, interactive graphics, features, social media, science, arts and poetry.
She recently completed a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellowship. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, NBC News, News21, WTOP, USA TODAY, The Gazette, College Park Patch, The Writers’ Bloc and The Diamondback. Read her clips.
Her poems have appeared in Lines+Stars, The Little Patuxent Review, Medical Literary Messenger, Fukushima Poetry Anthology and Stylus. She won first place in the 2013 Jiménez-Porter literary prize for her poem An invisible middle. Read her creative writing.