Translate page with Google

Pulitzer Center Update February 9, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Global Health Reporting Fellows

2024 Global Health Reporting Fellows
Congratulations to the 2024 Global Health Reporting Fellows. Graphic by Mikaela Schmitt. United States, 2024.

The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce its two 2024 Global Health Reporting Fellows, Shi En Kim and Aryana Noroozi

The Fellows, selected as part of our 2024 special call for global health-related story proposals, will each receive $4,000 to complete their projects on mental health and early childhood development. Funding for these fellowships comes from the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Shi En Kim is a Malaysian-born independent science journalist and a recent PhD graduate of the University of Chicago, where she studied Molecular Engineering. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Popular Science, and other outlets. Kim’s Pulitzer Center project will take her to Brazil, where she will report on the mental health crisis among family farmers due to neurotoxic pesticides. 

Aryana Noroozi was a member of the Pulitzer Center’s inaugural class of Post-Grad Reporting Fellows in 2020, where she reported on the addiction crisis in rural Illinois. Now, Noroozi is a staff photojournalist at Black Voice News through Report for America. Her newest Pulitzer Center project will investigate the logistics industry’s impact on early childhood development in California’s Inland Empire, located east of Los Angeles. Noroozi graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2020. 

As part of their Fellowships, Noroozi and Kim will receive mentorship from Pulitzer Center staff and grantees, join a professional network of reporters and editors, and have opportunities to participate in workshops and outreach events. They will also attend the Pulitzer Center’s annual Washington Weekend in October 2024. 

Current and recent students from the Pulitzer Center’s more than 40 Campus Consortium partners were eligible for the special call opportunity seeking project proposals about global health inequities, system failures, and food security, among other topics. The Pulitzer Center’s selection committee was overwhelmed by the outstanding quality and number of applications. 

Thank you to all who applied, and congratulations to the 2024 Global Health Reporting Fellows! We look forward to supporting their underreported stories of global importance this year.


navy halftone illustration of a female doctor with her arms crossed


Health Inequities

Health Inequities