Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

Abigail Jones

Abigail Jones is an award-winning journalist specializing in mental health, trauma, women and family. She has written cover stories, features…

Eileen Truax

Eileen Truax is a veteran journalist specialized in migration and politics. She’s a Knight-Wallace Fellow 2019-2020 at the University of…

Deena Kamel

Deena Kamel has been a business reporter at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi since 2018, with a focus on…

Ronny Suárez Celemín

Ronny Suárez Celemín is deputy editor for health at El Tiempo. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the…

Alisa Roth

Alisa Roth is a long-time radio and print reporter, currently covering mental health for Marketplace and MPR News. Her book,…

Mohamed Karmous

Mohamed Karmous is senior editor for politics, economics and social issues at the Qatar News Agency since 2003. He has…

Clarissa Levy

Clarissa Levy is a journalist with experience covering human rights, politics, economics and health issues. She directed a documentary short…

Susan Greene

Susan Greene has led the nonprofit Colorado Independent since 2013. Beginning in 2020, Greene and managing editor Tina Griego, in…

Manoela dos Santos Bonaldo

Manoela dos Santos Bonaldo is a print and video reporter with experience covering politics, gender inequality and human rights. She…

Yanick Rice Lamb

Yanick Rice Lamb is an independent health journalist, author and educator. She is co-founder of the health website FierceforBlackWomen.com, an…

Janelle Harris Dixon

A writer since she won a crisp dollar bill in an elementary school essay contest, Janelle Harris Dixon uses her…

Bakari Savage

Bakari Savage is a correspondent for the top-rated morning show in Birmingham, Alabama, at WBRC Fox 6 News, “On Your…

Carlos Francisco Fernández

Carlos Francisco Fernández is health editor at El Tiempo. He is a doctor, communicator, administrator, teacher and union manager with…

Raya Al Jadir

Raya Al Jadir is a freelance journalist and co-founder of the first Arabic lifestyle e-magazine of its kind, Disability Horizons…

Christie Diez

Christie Diez is a reporter for the Emmy-award winning morning show Morning Rush, anchor for Atlanta’s 11Alive Weekend Mornings and…

Student Scholars 2020 - 2021

Inaara Gangji

Inaara Gangji is a senior at Northwestern University in Qatar, majoring in journalism and strategic communication. She’s a third-generation Tanzanian…

Maryam Abujbara

Maryam Abujbara majors in journalism and strategic communications with a minor in Middle Eastern studies at Northwestern University in Qatar….

Meet the 2019-2020 Fellows

Elizabeth Barber

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

Melanie Saltzman

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

Myriam Giselle Vidal Valero

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

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…

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…

Oscar Parra

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

April Dembosky

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

Almudena Toral

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

Stephanie Foo

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

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

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

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 a national health correspondent for Kaiser Health News where she covers mental health and substance use. She…

Brittny Mejia

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

Alia Dastagir

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

Student Scholars 2019 - 2020

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…