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Sandra Marquez Stathis is a feature writer specializing in the immigrant experience. Born in California to Colombian-born parents, she is drawn to the stories of people who navigate between two worlds. Sandra has worked as a staff writer for People magazine, the Associated Press and The Miami Herald. Her work includes a sit-down interview with Olivia Newton-John at her Malibu home following the disappearance of her longtime boyfriend at sea. She has written news features from Haiti, Cuba, Kosovo, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. Prior to that, she worked in Haiti as a human rights observer for a joint Organization of American States-United Nations mission, and as a correspondent for Reuters. [+]