Meet the 2019-2020 Fellows

April Dembosky

April Dembosky is the health correspondent at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. She covers health policy and public health…

Stephanie Foo

Stephanie Foo is a writer and radio producer. She spent several years as a producer for This American Life, where…

Melanie Saltzman

Melanie Saltzman reports, shoots and produces stories for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Much of her reporting focuses on topics exploring mental…

Nick Webster

Nick Webster is a senior reporter at The National in Dubai where he has covered health and human-interest topics in…

Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani is an investigative reporter with Spotlight PA, a statewide collaboration focused on holding power accountable across Pennsylvania. She…

Oscar Parra

Oscar Parra is a journalist and systems engineer with 15 years of experience working on various websites related to political…

Omar Al Owais

Omar Al Owais is a columnist at Sail Magazine in the United Arab Emirates and author of Salvaged, a poetry anthology. Previously, Omar…

Almudena Toral

Almudena Toral is a visual journalist and filmmaker based in Miami. She heads the enterprise video team at Univision News…

Alia Dastagir

Alia Dastagir has worked at USA TODAY for nearly eight years, beginning on the audience team where she helped drive…

Elizabeth Barber

Elizabeth Barber is a journalist based in New York, where she is on the editorial staff of The New Yorker….

Myriam Giselle Vidal Valero

Myriam Giselle Vidal Valero began her journalistic career in 2016 as a contributor to Aquí entre nos from the General…

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega is a journalist specializing in science, health and the environment. After completing his degree at the Universidad…

Abdelmageed Hamdy Abdelmageed Amer

Abdelmageed Hamdy Abdelmageed Amer is a senior editor at Al-Raya Qatari newspaper in Doha and has covered health and health…

Brittny Mejia

Brittny Mejia is a reporter on the Los Angeles Times’ Metro desk covering breaking news and stories on immigration and…

Student Scholars

Maryam Al-Badr

Maryam Al-Badr is a junior at Northwestern University in Qatar studying journalism. In 2018, she launched a blog dedicated to…

Muhammad Saad Ejaz

Muhammad Saad Ejaz is a journalism major at Northwestern University in Qatar, with a minor in Middle East Studies. During…