Staff

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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...

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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,...

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Communications Director

Jeff Barrus joined the Pulitzer Center as Communications Director in 2016. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has over 19 years of experience in communications and digital marketing, with a strong emphasis on...

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Contributing Editor

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

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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...

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Campus Consortium Coordinator

Hana’s passion for education and outreach brought her to the Pulitzer Center in 2018. Previously, she taught middle and high school history for five years in Washington, D.C.; her courses focused on world history, contemporary...

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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...

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Associate Editor

Katherine Doyle is the Associate Editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow for 2018-2019. In 2017, her reporting for Haaretz broke the story of Israel’s procurement...

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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...

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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...

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Development Manager

As Development Manager, Julia Kelmers oversees efforts to raise philanthropic funds from those interested in journalism, global affairs, and education. She sees media literacy and reporting as pivotal to an equitable and empathetic world....

Indira Lakshmanan's picture
Executive Editor

Executive editor Indira Lakshmanan has been an international and national correspondent, columnist and interviewer for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. She has been a columnist for The Boston Globe since 2016, after covering foreign...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Intern

Karena Phan is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She received her BA in Literary Journalism with a minor in Digital Information Systems and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Intern

Claire Seaton is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of the College of William & Mary, where she studied Communications and Sociology. Claire is passionate about media literacy and production, and...

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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...

Ashley Zhang's picture

Ashley Zhang is an education intern at the Pulitzer Center and an incoming freshman at the University of Southern California. She formerly served as editor-in-chief of The Campanile , her high school’s student-run newspaper, and...