Alissa Quart is the Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the author of four non-fiction books including the acclaimed Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, and Republic of Outsiders as well as two poetry books, most recently Thoughts and Prayers. Her journalism appears regularly in The New York Times and The Guardian among many publications. She has received an Emmy and a Nieman fellowship among other honors and has taught journalism at Brown University and elsewhere.
David Wallis previously served as opinion editor of the Forward and deputy editor of The New York Observer. David, who has contributed to The New Yorker, Slate, The Washington Post and The New York Times, edited two critically acclaimed books, Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot To Print and Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression. In 2000, he founded Featurewell.com, an online syndication service that pays the majority of proceeds to contributors. In 2007, he was a plaintiff, in Martinez-Alequin et al v. The City of New York et al, a historic First Amendment lawsuit, which forced New York City to reform its press credentialing process that discriminated against online journalists.
Social Media Editor
George Lozano has a degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC, where he concentrated on sociocultural conflict and organized crime groups. A Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, he managed the social media channels of two nonprofit organizations: The Red Umbrella and InSight Crime.
Director, Relief Funds
Nicole Schilit comes to EHRP after having worked in journalist emergency support with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), where she managed CPJ’s Journalist Assistance program. Nicole continues to work in providing safety, security, and relief assistance to journalists in distress as a consultant, with a particular focus on trauma support. Her clients include the Trust for Trauma Journalism, Freedom House, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Nicole has a background in documentary and was a photo editor prior to working in press freedom and journalist assistance. She has an M.P.A from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, a B.A. in documentary photography from Oberlin College.