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Gabriela Martínez, Latino Communities Reporter

Gabriela Martínez
Gabriela Martínez is a Report for America corps member covering central Pennsylvania's growing Latino community.

Previously, she worked as an associate producer at Kentucky Educational Television (KET) producing stories on the commonwealth’s diverse regions and contributing to state legislature coverage. She also worked as a news assistant at the PBS NewsHour, interned at WAMU 88.5, and was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Russia. Gabriela holds a master’s degree in multiplatform journalism from the University of Maryland.

Gabriela was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Russian.

Latest by Gabriela Martínez

Pa. court system pilots program to help Pennsylvania Dutch speakers become certified interpreters

The state court system is partnering with a Lancaster county organization and other nonprofits to encourage Pennsylvania Dutch speakers to become court interpreters.

By Gabriela Martínez

There are too few Latino doctors in the US, study finds

The number of Hispanics working in health professions requiring advanced degrees is disproportionately small given they make up one of the fast-growing segments of the U.S. population, according to recent study.

By Gabriela Martínez

Severe maternal health problems on the rise, according to state report

The rate of patients experiencing severe health problems due to pregnancy and birth is rising in Pennsylvania, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, an independent state agency that studies the cost of healthcare.

By Gabriela Martínez

Pennsylvania tracks child abuse in ways that could be unfair, and long-lasting, study says

Researchers and legal advocates say Pennsylvania’s ChildLine registry should be abolished.
By Gabriela Martínez

Gettysburg school district responds to public concern, saying coach’s gender identity no factor in holdup of contract renewal

Some who support the coach say they’re concerned the school board is reconsidering Sasha Yates’ contract because she’s transgender.

By Gabriela Martínez

New safe house in Berks County will provide immediate support for trafficking survivors

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts data shows Berks County ranks fourth in the state for counties with the most human trafficking cases.

By Gabriela Martínez

What an increase in basic education funding means for the Reading School District

The Reading School District – where 93% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 25% of students are English Language Learners – received roughly $202 million in basic education funding, which is about $18 million more than it got last year.

By Gabriela Martínez

York could ban conversion therapy. What does that mean?

York City Council is considering a bill to ban conversion therapy, which is a practice that seeks to change the gender identity and sexual orientation of LGBTQ people.

By Gabriela Martínez

Berks students who lost school in flood find new classroom at Albright College

The Antietam School District in Berks County, which lost one of its school buildings to a flash flood in July, is relocating its entire 6th grade to Albright College’s campus in Reading.

By Gabriela Martínez