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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Intern

Naomi Andu is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of Northwestern University where she studied journalism, legal studies and integrated marketing communications. Previously, Naomi covered politics and policy as a...

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Strategic Director of Development

Nathalie Applewhite is the strategic director of development. She leads the Center's development efforts, overseeing fundraising initiatives in collaboration with the executive director and other team leaders, the management of current grants, impact collection and...

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Human Resources Manager

Gema Arana is a Human Resources Manager and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Lead with the Pulitzer Center. Her passion for global affairs, human rights, and workplace culture directed her towards a career in talent...

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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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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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Design and Social Media Coordinator

Lucille (Lucy) Crelli is the Design and Social Media Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center. Lucy is a social impact designer who uses design strategy and visual design to address the pressing social justice issues of...

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Rainforest Journalism Fund Intern

Francesca Edralin is a Rainforest Journalism Fund intern at the Pulitzer Center. She is currently a junior at George Washington University, pursuing a bachelor's in international affairs with an international environmental studies concentration and minors...

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Outreach Assistant

Kayla Edwards is a Pulitzer Center outreach assistant. 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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Development and Impact Assistant

Ethan Ehrenhaft is the development and impact assistant at the Pulitzer Center. He previously worked as a general intern in 2020 and is a recent graduate of Davidson College, where he received his B.A. in...

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Environment Investigations Editor

Gustavo Faleiros is the environment investigations editor of the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN). Based in São Paulo, Brazil, he is an environmental journalist and media trainer specializing in data-driven reporting. In 2012, he launched InfoAmazonia,...

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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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Rainforest Journalism Fund Intern

Leonor Grave is the Rainforest Journalism Fund intern at the Pulitzer Center. She is a recent graduate of the College of William & Mary, where she studied English and French and was news editor for...

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Intern

Abigail Gipson is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in International Studies. After graduation, she worked as an English Teaching Assistant for the Fulbright Program in...

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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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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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Communications and Outreach Intern

Shana Joseph is a communications and outreach intern at the Pulitzer Center and a graduate of Drexel University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication. Prior to working at the Pulitzer Center,...

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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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Senior Editor

Boyoung Lim is a senior editor at the Pulitzer Center. She formerly worked as a reporter at the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ) - Newstapa. She is a member of the International Consortium of...

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Reporting Fellow Editorial Coordinator

Libby Moeller is the Reporting Fellow Editorial Coordinator 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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Associate Director of Education

Fareed Mostoufi is part of the education team at Pulitzer Center, where he focuses on designing classroom resources and educational experiences that share methods of connecting global news with students and educators. He is also...

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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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Education Intern

Mary Nance is an education intern with the Pulitzer Center and recent graduate of North Carolina State University, where she received a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mary is a public education advocate. She is...

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K-12 Marketing and Communications Intern

Amanda Nyakela Nyang’oro is a public relations fanatic that loves to help develop brand personalities and create strategies that can be implemented and solve real-life problems for both consumers and brands. She is a recent...

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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...

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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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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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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 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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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...

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Copy Editor

Dana Thompson is a veteran editor with more than 20 years of experience in digital and print media. Before coming to the Pulitzer Center, she worked as a copy editor at the (Lexington, Kentucky) Herald-Leader...

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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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Operations Coordinator

Glenn Williams is the Operations Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center. He has previously worked in a myriad of positions in development, marketing, and company management at different art organizations across the country. As a Spring...