Staff

Jon Sawyer's picture
Executive Director

Jon Sawyer is executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that funds independent reporting with the intent of raising the standard of media coverage of global affairs and that also...

Nathalie Applewhite's picture
Managing Director

Nathalie joined the Pulitzer Center in 2006, shortly after its founding, and has played a key role in the development of the Center's model and approach towards journalism initiatives and educational outreach. As managing director,...

Jeff Barrus's picture
Communications Director

Jeff Barrus joined the Pulitzer Center as Communications Director in 2016. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has over 18 years of experience in communications and digital marketing, with a strong emphasis on...

Jeffrey Bartholet's picture
Senior Editor

Jeffrey Bartholet is a veteran journalist based in Washington, D.C. He has written for The New Yorker, National Geographic , Scientific American ...

Hannah Berk's picture
Education Coordinator

Hannah Berk is education coordinator with the Pulitzer Center. Previously, she spent a year teaching English, international issues, and creative writing in a rural community through the Chilean Ministry of Education and served as Digital...

Jin Ding's picture
Marketing Coordinator

Jin focuses on marketing campaigns, marketing research, impact research, event planning, and graphic design after she transitioned from a special projects coordinator position. She graduated from SUNY Cortland and London Metropolitan University with masters in...

Katherine Doyle's picture
Associate Editor

Katherine Doyle is a journalist in Washington, DC, and the associate editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Her work has appeared in Haaretz , Vice Magazine , The Independent , Candy by...

Kayla Edwards's picture
Intern

Kayla Edwards is an education intern at the Pulitzer Center and a student at Davidson College pursuing her B.A. in Political Science. Kayla serves as the opinion editor of Davidson’s student newspaper, The Davidsonian. She...

Jazmin Goodwin's picture
Intern

Jazmin Goodwin is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Howard University, where she earned her B.A. in journalism with a minor in graphic design. She formerly served as editor-in-chief of...

Tom Hundley's picture
Senior Editor

Before joining the Pulitzer Center, Tom Hundley was a newspaper journalist for 36 years, including nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune . During that time he served as the Tribune...

Marvin Kalb's picture
Senior Adviser

The career of senior adviser Marvin Kalb spans three decades of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including a turn as host of Meet the Press. He then served 25 years as founding...

Rebecca Kaplan's picture
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Education Specialist

Rebecca Kaplan is the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Pulitzer Center. Rebecca earned her PhD in history of health sciences at UC San Francisco and her MS in epidemiology at UTHealth School of Public Health....

Kate Karstens's picture
Intern

Kate Karstens is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studies sociology and statistics with a focus on large data sets to complement population...

Fareed Mostoufi's picture
Senior Education Manager

Fareed Mostoufi is part of the education team at Pulitzer Center, where he focuses on designing classroom resources and connecting journalists to students. He has been a freelance curriculum writer for Pulitzer Center for several...

Karen Oliver's picture
Office Manager

It was a passion for global affairs and effective non-profit management that brought Karen Oliver to the Pulitzer Center in 2017. She provides administrative support to our creative, hard-working and energetic team so that facilities...

Kim Pate's picture
Intern

Kim Pate is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate from American University, having earned her B.A. in International Studies with a focus on peace, global security, and conflict resolution and...

Ann Peters's picture
University and Community Outreach Director

Ann Peters oversees the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium program, which creates opportunities for journalists, students and faculty to examine global issues across disciplines at a growing network of university and college partners and offers international...

Claire Potter's picture

Claire Potter is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a student at the University of Chicago. She is studying political science with a focus on international relations and human rights. At the University of...

Steve Sapienza's picture
Senior Producer

Steve Sapienza is an award-winning news and documentary producer who has covered a wide range of human security stories in dozens of countries, including the HIV crisis in Haiti and the Dominican...

kem knapp sawyer's picture
Contributing Editor

Kem is an editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium student fellow program. She has reported on children at risk in Congo , Haiti , Bangladesh , and...

Mark Schulte's picture
Education Director

Mark Schulte directs the national K-12 education program for the Pulitzer Center, a position he has held since 2012.

Before coming to the Pulitzer Center in 2011, he taught global issues-based journalism for nearly...

Kayla Sharpe's picture
Campus Consortium Coordinator

Kayla Sharpe is a digital journalist with a background in videography, photography, and documentary filmmaking. She graduated from the College of William & Mary where she studied Film & Media and American Studies with a...

Alyssa Sperrazza's picture
Intern

Alyssa Sperrazza is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on journalism, cross-cultural studies, and political science. Prior...

Lorraine Ustaris's picture
Multimedia Producer

Lorraine A. Ustaris is an educator and multimedia storyteller, who believes the objectives of teaching and journalism are one and the same. She joins the Pulitzer Center with over a decade of experience in education...

Joan Woods's picture
Development Consultant

Joan Woods joined the Pulitzer Center as Campaign Director in 2016. A graduate of Howard University, she has over 25 years of nonprofit fundraising and communications experience, with a strong interest and ability in telling...