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. She has worked in education for ten years, beginning her career as a special education teacher in Compton, California. Jaya holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, a M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin in Film Theory, and a MA in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University.