Maggie Scales was a 2023 Metro co-op at the Boston Globe and fifth-year student at Northeastern University majoring in journalism and minoring in English.
While working at the Globe, Maggie has enjoyed covering stories on the topics of health, health equity, and education, in addition to other miscellaneous beats. Notably, Maggie covered how unairconditioned classrooms affect children's health and ability to learn following Boston’s hottest summer on record, a hippotherapy program hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital that allowed cardiac patients to ride horses as part of their treatment plan, and how Mass. nonprofits are helping aid abandoned animals in Ukraine amid the war, among several other stories.
Maggie is originally from Medfield, Mass., and before working at the Globe, she was a news correspondent for the Northeastern’s student paper, The Huntington News, primarily writing for the paper’s city and lifestyle beats. Prior to studying journalism at Northeastern, Maggie studied political science for one year at Providence College. At PC, Maggie wrote for the College’s student run newspaper, The Cowl, where she was a staff writer for the paper’s opinion beat.
When she’s not hard at work inside the Globe’s newsroom, Maggie enjoys going to concerts, solving crossword puzzles, cooking, and going to the gym.