2018 Student Fellows

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Holly Piepenburg's picture
Administrator, Pulitzer Center staff, Student Fellow
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...
Thea Piltzecker's picture
Student Fellow
Thea Piltzecker is a documentary journalist based in New York. She is currently developing a new season of "Death Row Stories" for CNN at Jigsaw Productions. As a freelance associate producer, Thea...
Kiley Price's picture
Student Fellow
Kiley Price is a Philadelphia native and undergraduate student at Wake Forest University majoring in biology and minoring in journalism. She is passionate about the environment and using journalism...
Flaviana Sandoval's picture
Student Fellow
Flaviana Sandoval is a candidate for the Master of Science in Journalism at Boston University College of Communication. She has specialized in public health issues, covering the medical shortages and...
Liz Scherffius's picture
Student Fellow
Liz Scherffius is a documentary filmmaker and data journalist based in New York City. As an associate producer and researcher at Zero Point Zero Production, she is developing an investigative...
Alexis Smith's picture
Student Fellow
Alexis Smith graduated from Harold Washington and Harry S Truman College-City Colleges of Chicago in December 2018. Her love for journalism began in high school as a student journalist with Global...
Samira Tella's picture
Student Fellow
Samira Tella is a Master of Public Health candidate at The George Washington University Milken Institute in Washington D.C. where she is focusing on global health. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska,...
Meg Vatterott's picture
Student Fellow
Meg Vatterott is a documentary filmmaker and visual journalist. She was born in St. Louis, MO and studied at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her recent film, Rosebud Line, followed the lives of...
Olivia Watson's picture
Student Fellow
Olivia Watson is a graduate student at Kent State University working on her Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Her academic research interests include identity, adoption and intercultural...
Tomas Woodall Posada's picture
Student Fellow
Homeschooled in Western Puerto Rico, Tomas Woodall Posada began violin studies at the age of four. His studies brought him to North Carolina, where he completed high school under the tutelage of...