Marilyn Chase is a graduate of Stanford University with honors in English, and UC Berkeley with a Master of Journalism. As a reporter, columnist and senior special writer at the The Wall Street Journal, Chase covered tech and medical science for 30 years. She is the author of The Barbary Plague: the Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, (Random House, 2003). She was a visiting lecturer teaching Narrative Writing at Stanford’s Journalism Program in Winter 2018. Chase’s second book, “Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa,” is the life story of teenaged WW2 detention camp survivor, who became a groundbreaking sculptor, fierce advocate for public school arts, and San Francisco’s beloved “fountain lady.” (Chronicle Books, 2020).
Stanford, BA English Lit./Departmental Honors
University Of California, Berkeley, MA Journalism
Wall Street Journal (1978 - 2008) Sr. Special Writer.
UC Berkeley (2009-Current) Continuing Lecturer
Stanford University (January 2018) Visiting Lecturer.
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa
REPORTING INTERESTSArts, Business, Health, Science, Technology
MEDIA PLATFORMSNarrative Writing