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...

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...

Libby Allen's picture
Intern

Libby is working toward her master's degree in journalism and mass communication for print and online from Boston University. She is primarily interested in exploring the context of culture through humanitarian aid and international reporting....

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...

Emily Baumgaertner's picture
Health Projects Coordinator

Emily Baumgaertner coordinates global health projects and partnerships for the Pulitzer Center. Prior to joining the Pulitzer Center, Emily earned her Master of Public Health degree in global health metrics at The George Washington University....

Jin Ding's picture
Marketing Coordinator

Jin Ding is a graduate of SUNY Cortland, where she received a Master’s degree in international sports management. In 2012 Jin had the opportunity to study in London and to work as an Olympics correspondent....

Katherine Doyle's picture
Associate Editor

Katherine coordinates production of Pulitzer Center projects. She's interested in social, political and economic systems.

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...

Arthur Jones's picture
Intern

Arthur T. Jones II is a recent winter graduate of Indiana University, and joins the Pulitzer Center as a Spring Intern. He studied Broadcast Journalism with a minor and outside concentration in Spanish. As a...

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
Education Specialist, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

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....

Akela Lacy's picture
Project Coordinator

Akela Lacy is a graduate of the College of William & Mary where she earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Italian. At the Pulitzer Center she supports land rights projects with data...

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...

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...

Jordan Roth's picture
Special Projects Coordinator

After graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Jordan Roth joined the Pulitzer Center in 2016 as an intern and is now on staff as a Special Projects Coordinator. Jordan...

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's books for young readers include Grace Akallo and the Pursuit of Justice for Child Soldiers , Refugees: Seeking a Safe Haven , and The Underground Railroad in American History , and biographies of Nelson...

Lauren Shepherd's picture
Education Outreach Coordinator

Lauren Shepherd is part of the education team, working to engage students K-12 and post-secondary levels with global journalism, community awareness, and reporting skills. We bring journalists to campuses and classrooms throughout the U.S. who...

Ifath Sayed's picture

Ifath Arwah is an intern from Doha, Qatar, and originally hails from India. She studies in the journalism program at Northwestern University in Qatar. As a student, she has reported on rape, sexual abuse and...

Mark Schulte's picture
Education Director

Mark Schulte has taught global issues-based journalism for nearly ten years, most recently founding an international network of high school reporters online with members in more than 50 countries contributing daily to a web publication...

Evey Wilson's picture
Associate Producer

Evey is a photojournalist, filmmaker and multimedia producer. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Religion and Journalism from the University of Georgia where she was named a McGill Fellow for her academic excellence and leadership....

Joan Woods's picture
Capital Campaign Director

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...