Staff

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Intern

Carey Averbook is a documentary photographer and multimedia journalist living in Washington, DC. She is a graduate student in New Media Photojournalism at The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts. Prior to moving to...

Sydney Combs's picture
Intern

Sydney Combs is an investigative, multimedia journalist with a background in anthropology. Working as a freelancer, her reporting focuses on government accountability and how systems of inequality are created and propagated. Prior to her Pulitzer...

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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...

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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...

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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 18 years of experience in communications and digital marketing, with a strong emphasis on...

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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....

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Associate Editor

Katherine Doyle is a journalist in Washington, DC, and the associate editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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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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Intern

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

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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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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....

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...