Authors

Marissa Plescia, Investigate Midwest

Marissa Plescia is an intern at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a major in journalism and a minor in public relations. She also worked with The Daily Illini as a features reporter and later assistant features editor.

How the Pandemic Has Further Isolated Farmers

Drew DeSutter tends to the cows on the family farm in New Windsor, Illinois. (Photo credit: Steve Davis for The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)