Samantha Molina

Samantha Molina

Health Reporter, Phoenix

Samantha Molina expects to graduate in spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Molina, who was a digital reporting intern for Times Media Group, is working for Cronkite News this spring.

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For LGBTQ seniors, COVID-19 worsens an epidemic of loneliness

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has left an epidemic of loneliness for LGBTQ+ seniors in its wake. However, local communities are finding ways to get these seniors social once again.


‘ESAs are merely a Band-Aid’: Arizona education advocates oppose bill to expand school vouchers

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators are considering expanding school vouchers to more students, drawing opposition from educators who want more funds directed into public schools.


Pandemic exposed social inequities, created backlogs of care, Mayo specialists say

PHOENIX – A panel of Mayo Clinic specialists reflected on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical community’s response, sharing lessons they learned along the way.


How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race

PHOENIX – As the fight against COVID-19 rages on, such schools as University of California, San Diego and Arizona State University, are reimagining the technology behind crucial face masks.