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 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 Coordinator

Hannah Berk is education coordinator 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...

Katie Brown's picture
Intern

Katie Brown is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center who recently received her master's degree in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also has a degree in environmental studies from...

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Editorial Assistant

Jackie Calderon is the program assistant 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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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...

Meerabelle Jesuthasan's picture
Education Intern

Meerabelle Jesuthasan is an education intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied World History. On campus, she directed student theater, edited features for 34th Street...

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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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...

Indira Lakshmanan's picture
Executive Editor

Pulitzer Center executive editor Indira Lakshmanan has reported from more than 80 countries on six continents for leading U.S. newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and a wire service. She's traveled with US presidents and secretaries of...

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Intern

Libby Moeller is a general intern at the Pulitzer Center and a recent graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she studied magazine writing and editing. She is passionate about issues concerning...

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Rainforest Journalism Fund Coordinator

Nora Moraga-Lewy is the Rainforest Journalism Fund coordinator 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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Office Assistant

Peterson Njamunge graduated from Oberlin College and has been involved with several community service projects in the US and Kenya. He is passionate about effective non profit management and has worked in programmatic and administrative...

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...

Nicole Fernanda Pérez's picture
Intern

Nicole Fernanda Pérez is an intern with the Pulitzer Center and a rising Sophomore at American University in Washington D.C., where she is one of the school’s Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars. Her work regarding her...

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...

Holly Piepenburg's picture
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 experienced 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...

Mark Schulte's picture
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...

Claire Seaton's picture
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...