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

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Education Manager

Hannah Berk is education manager with the Pulitzer Center. Previously, they taught English, international issues, and creative writing in a rural community through the Chilean Ministry of Education and served as Digital Editor for Asymptote...

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Intern

Manan Bhavnani is a rising senior at Northwestern University in Qatar majoring in journalism with a minor in media and politics. His interests include issues ranging from race and identity to migration. He is passionate...

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Editorial Coordinator

Jackie Calderon is the editorial coordinator at the Pulitzer Center and is a recent graduate from George Mason University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with a concentration in International Studies....

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Communications Assistant

Lucille (Lucy) Crelli is a social impact designer who uses design strategy and visual design to address the pressing social justice issues of today. She is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of...

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Intern

Kayla Edwards is a spring 2020 general intern. In the summer of 2018, she was a Pulitzer Center education intern, and spent hours thinking about Nathaniel Rich's piece Losing Earth . In the Spring of...

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Intern

Ethan Ehrenhaft is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Davidson College, where he received his B.A. in history. At Davidson, Ethan served as a reporter and editor-in-chief for The...

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Grants and Impact Coordinator

Leilani Rania Ganser's research in Indigenous social issues began at Reed College and has brought her to the United Nations, to the halls of Congress, and now to the Pulitzer Center as the Grants and...

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Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund Coordinator

Born in Peru, Verónica has lived in Brazil for more than two decades working as a journalist with a dedicated focus on political, social, and environmental issues, achieving vast knowledge and excellent insight into Brazilian...

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Intern

Kirk Henderson is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Political Science. While at Lincoln, he co-founded the school's TEDx...

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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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Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund Coordinator

Augustine Kasambule is the Rainforest Journalism Fund Congo Basin Regional Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center. First point of contact with journalists, she leads the review process for funding candidates for the Rainforest Journalism Fund, in...

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Campus Consortium Editorial Assistant

Libby Moeller is the campus consortium editorial assistant at the Pulitzer Center. Previously, she worked as a general intern. Libby is a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she studied...

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Rainforest Journalism Fund Manager

Nora Moraga-Lewy is the Rainforest Journalism Fund manager at the Pulitzer Center. She is passionate about the role of journalists and activists in tropical resource conservation and human rights protection, especially in the context of...

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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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Education Coordinator, Chicago

Jaya Mukherjee is a Chicago-based coordinator for the education team at the Pulitzer Center. In her previous job, she managed creative writing programs for Chicago Public School students, focusing on short-form memoir and novel-length fiction....

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Operations Coordinator

Peterson Njamunge has worked in program and administrative support roles with nonprofits in the US and Kenya. He is passionate about effective project management and believes that responsible storytelling plays an important role in empowering...

Karen Oliver's picture
Director of Finance & Administration

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...

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Outreach Coordinator

Holly Piepenburg is the Pulitzer Center's Outreach Coordinator and a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she studied Radio, Television and Digital Media. Prior to June 2019, she worked as a producer at...

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Legal Fellow

Zora Raglow-DeFranco is a summer 2020 legal fellow at the Pulitzer Center. She is a Juris Doctor and Masters in Social Administration dual degree candidate at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Zora spent the...

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Senior Strategist, Collaborative News Partnerships

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 reporting 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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Multimedia Coordinator

Claire Seaton is the multimedia coordinator 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,...

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Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund Coordinator

Harry Surjadi has been working as a journalist for more than 25 years. He specialized on environmental reporting. He is now a freelance journalist, a contributor to Ekuatorial.com , and environmental journalism trainer. He...

Marina Walker's picture
Executive Editor

Marina Walker Guevara is executive editor at the Pulitzer Center. For the past 14 years, Walker Guevara held leadership positions at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a network of reporters in more than...

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Education Intern

Pauline Werner is an education intern with the Pulitzer Center and recent graduate of McGill University, where she received Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Economics. She is passionate about issues concerning migrants, refugees,...