Marissa J. Lang writes about gentrification, housing and the changing face of American cities as part of The Washington Post's social issues team. At The Post, she has previously covered protests, social unrest, activist movements and the rise of domestic extremism. Lang came to the The Post in 2018 from the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered the impact of tech companies and explored the disparities fueled by some of Silicon Valley’s most recognizable companies. She played an integral role in the Chronicle's coverage of the 2016 Wine Country wildfires, which won the Scripps Howard award for breaking news that year. She won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for her six-month investigation into the plight of farmworkers amid the worst drought in California history. Previously, Lang covered City Hall for the Sacramento Bee, criminal justice and courts for the Salt Lake Tribune and breaking news for the Tampa Bay Times. Lang has reported internationally from a number of countries, including Mexico and Rwanda. She is HEFAT-certified, an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and a dedicated mentor of student journalists.