Led by journalist Gustavo Faleiros, a pioneer of rainforest accountability reporting and founder of the data journalism outlet InfoAmazonia, the RIN team has extensive experience in environmental communications, data journalism, and more.
Data Editor, Environmental Investigations
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng is a digital journalist, data journalism trainer, and media consultant based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the founder of Data-N, a training program that helps newsrooms integrate data journalism into daily reporting.
Partnering with regional journalism organizations including Google News Initiatives, WAN-IFRA and Internews, he has been conducting regular digital journalism workshops since 2018, reaching over 1,000 journalists in Asia. He also provides consulting and mentoring to media organizations in data, visual and interactive journalism.
He has more than 15 years of experience in digital journalism. He started as a reporter at Malaysiakini, the leading independent online media in Malaysia, and worked on high-profile corruption cases and electoral frauds during the eight-year stint. He has also worked in several U.S. newsrooms, including NBC, Foreign Policy, and PRI.org, mostly on data-driven reporting. He holds a master's in journalism from New York University. He is a Fulbright scholarship recipient, a Google Journalism Fellow, and a Tow-Knight Fellow.
Research Editor, Environmental Investigations
Jelter Meers is the Research Editor of the Pulitzer Center's Environment Investigations Unit, which includes the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) and Oceans initiative. He started as an investigative reporter at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting in Illinois, where he wrote accountability stories on housing, migrant labor, and big agriculture.
After a year of reporting on human trafficking and the migrant crisis in Europe, he began to specialize in organized crime and money laundering. He joined the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in 2018 as a daily news reporter and then as a researcher. In 2020, he became the global network’s coordinating editor.
As a reporter, researcher and editor, he worked on projects such as Dubai’s Golden Sands, the Troika Laundromat, the FinCEN Files, and Blowing Unsmoke, using his expertise to uncover hidden assets, international money trails, offshore company ownership, and transnational organized crime groups.
Before becoming a research editor, he was the editorial coordinator of the Rainforest Investigations Network and helped RIN Fellows deepen their investigations by tracking supply chains and finding the ultimate beneficial owners of companies linked to deforestation.
Program Coordinator, Environmental Investigations
Doménica is a journalist based in Quito, Ecuador. She has experience covering stories about human rights, environmental issues, Indigenous peoples, and gender. Doménica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and was a member of the second cohort of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network in 2022. Doménica is passionate about nature and human rights.