Maura Youngman joined the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in August, 2009. In the past, Maura worked as a columnist, reporter, and editor for Hamline University's student weekly, The Oracle. She also devoted time to the Minnesota based Twin Cities Daily Planet, and Edinburgh based Spain Magazine. Maura received her BA in Communication Studies and a certificate in International Journalism from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. While at Hamline, Maura also served as a Web Editor with the Hamline University office of Marketing Communications. Maura served as New Media Strategist at the Pulitzer Center from August 2010-August 2012. She is a MS candidate at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor concentrating in Human Computer Interaction and Information Policy. Her interests lie in examining the intersections of technology and journalism, as well as in information communications technology for development.