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Abandoned at birth, medical student fights for reproductive justice

May 01, 2023 | By Hallie Leo and Kaylee Pugliese in UMass Chan Medical School News
This article was originally published in UMass Chan Medical School News on May 01, 2023. You can access the original article here:

Featuring MSFC’s alumna, Jennifer Marino.

Third-year medical student Jennifer Marino was abandoned at birth, left in a basket on a doorstep in Newton under a porch light. She was rescued by a woman retrieving her newspaper on that cold October morning. Police named her “Baby Julia” and brought her to Newton-Wellesley Hospital where Susan and Frank Marino, who had been waiting on state adoption lists for years, came to adopt her.

Marino’s start in life fuels her passion for studying social determinants of health in the T.H. Chan School of Medicine and for advocating for reproductive justice.

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