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...

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...

Eslah Attar's picture
Intern

Eslah Attar is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Kent State University. She specializes in visually documenting cultural and societal change, with a focus on the displacement of refugees across...

Jeff Barrus's picture
Communications Director
Jeffrey Bartholet's picture
Senior Editor

Jeffrey Bartholet is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. He has written for National Geographic , Scientific American , Smithsonian , and other publications. From...

Hannah Berk's picture
Intern

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

Sydney Combs's picture
Intern

Sydney Combs is an investigative, multimedia journalist with a background in anthropology. Her reporting focuses on government accountability and how systems of inequality are created and propagated. She is currently based in Washington, D.C. investigating...

Jin Ding's picture
Marketing Coordinator

In the beginning of 2014, Jin joined the Pulitzer Center team, first as a special project coordinator, supporting religion and environmental reporting projects with research and outreach. Among the many conferences and events she has...

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.

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...

Brieanna Iyomahan's picture
Intern

Brieanna Iyomahan is an education intern at the Pulitzer Center. She is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park where she is working towards a double major in Early Childhood Education/Special Education...

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...

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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....

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...

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...

Kamran Rahman's picture
Intern

Kamran Rahman is an intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he received a B.A in government. Prior to his work at the Pulitzer Center,...

Jordan Roth's picture
Multimedia Coordinator

Jordan is currently the Multimedia Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center in Washington, D.C., focusing on all things visual. She edits and produces video, manages the Instagram account, curates exhibitions, supports student fellows/journalists in the field,...

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 the director of its Campus Consortium student fellow program. She has reported on children at risk in Congo , Haiti , Bangladesh ,...

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...

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...

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...