Maura Fox

Fox is a freelance journalist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Originally from San Diego, Fox has written for outlets across Southern California reporting on local breaking news and U.S.-Mexico border issues. Most recently she was an editor at Outside Magazine. Fluent in English and Spanish, she worked in the office of American Citizen Services at the American Embassy in Mexico City. Fox holds a dual bachelor’s degree in English and in global studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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iPad rentals, emergency funds and food pantries: What it takes to make “free college” work for all students

New Mexico recently became one of nearly 30 states to offer some form of “tuition-free” college. Studies suggest this could lead to a jump in enrollment, particularly among Black, Hispanic and female students. Experts, administrators and students say additional services and support, such as student emergency assistance funds, are likely to become even more important.

New head of New Mexico child welfare department pledges to ‘listen and learn’ in face of challenges

When former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil retired from the bench in June, she didn’t know what was next, but one thing was certain: She wanted to pivot from presiding over cases of vulnerable communities to actively advocating for them. 

Video — ‘We celebrate together’: Home visitation programs support new parents

Home visitors provide basic prenatal and early childhood development education to parents in their home — support that can be critical for families in New Mexico, a poor state that has struggled with child welfare. Across the country, home visitation programs have shown positive outcomes, including increased school readiness and access to healthcare.

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