2013 Student Fellows

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Melisa Goss's picture
Student Fellow
Melisa Goss is a freelance writer and editor focusing on travel, social justice and spirituality. She is currently completing her master's degree in journalism at South Dakota State University. When...
Luke Messac's picture
Student Fellow
Luke Messac is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is enrolled in a dual-degree MD/PhD program. His graduate research focuses on the history of social medicine in the...
Henry Molski's picture
Student Fellow
Henry is a writer and multimedia journalist currently studying communication with a concentration in journalism at High Point University. He also studies global commerce and has studied international...
Linda Qiu's picture
Student Fellow
Linda Qiu is a rising fourth-year at the University of Chicago, majoring in environmental studies and minoring in creative writing. She is a former news editor for The Chicago Maroon, the...
Varsha Ramakrishnan's picture
Student Fellow
Varsha Ramakrishnan is a physician from India with a masters in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is committed to working on gender inequality issues and...
Catherine Schurz's picture
Grantee, Student Fellow
Catherine Schurz is a senior at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, majoring in criminal justice and political science. Her passion for journalism developed while serving as the world and nation...
Devon Smith's picture
Student Fellow
Devon Smith is a Westchester Community College student from White Plains, NY. She wrote for The Orange, her high school paper and is working on her degree in liberal arts—history. She...
Rachel Southmayd's picture
Student Fellow
Rachel Southmayd is a senior journalism student at Elon University in North Carolina but is originally from southern Delaware. She has held senior reporting and editor positions at the student...
Nick Swyter's picture
Student Fellow
Nick Swyter is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and international studies at the University of Miami. He served as an intern at Indonesia's MetroTV News and has reported for the...
Jawad Wahabzada's picture
Student Fellow
Jawad Wahabzada, the 2013 Pulitzer Center student fellow from Wake Forest University, studied communication and media production. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and plans to pursue a career in...