Matana Lovejoy, a first-time mom in Lincoln County, can’t find infant formula for her 5-month-old daughter on store shelves. “It just makes you feel helpless,” said Lovejoy, 27. “You never expected to run into an issue where feeding your baby, of all things, is going to be difficult to do.” Parents all over the country […]
Author Archives: Amelia Ferrell Knisely
Amelia Ferrell Knisely is a Report for America Corps member who covers poverty. A native of Rand in Kanawha County, she started her career in her home state then served as editor of The Contributor in Nashville, a nonprofit street paper sold by men and women experiencing homelessness. She later covered education for The Tennessean. Most recently, as a Report for America corps member at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, she documented the state’s thousands of homeless students, forcing political leaders to start looking for solutions to the problem. She holds a bachelor's degree from Shepherd University and a master's degree from Marshall University.