DELECE SMITH-BARROW


HARI SREENIVASAN


EMILY HANFORD


MONICA CAMPBELL


KIRK CARAPEZZZA


DELECE SMITH-BARROW


Senior Editor for Higher Education, The Hechinger Report

Delece a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she spent a year studying how top-tier universities are increasing the numbers of underrepresented minority faculty. Prior to joining The Hechinger Report, she was a reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and a producer, writer and editor at The Washington Post. She received a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland--College Park and a master's degree from Georgetown University. Much to the dismay of most journalists, she hates coffee. She does, however, love trampoline dodgeball and the best of the worst of reality TV.

HARI SREENIVASAN


Hari Sreenivasan is the anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend, a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of the national public television series SciTech Now. Previously, the Emmy-winning journalist worked for CBS News, reporting regularly on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS Sunday Morning. Before that, he served as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, reporting for ABC News Now, World News Tonight, Nightline and anchoring World News Now.

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EMILY HANFORD


Senior Education Correspondent for APM Reports APM Reports is the documentary and investigative reporting group at American Public Media. Emily has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director and program host. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia University Award and a Casey Medal. In 2017, she won the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association.

Her groundbreaking podcast episode on why children aren’t being taught to read (Hard Words) was a winner of the inaugural Public Service award from EWA in 2019. Emily is a member of the EWA Journalist Advisory Board and a longtime mentor for EWA’s “new to the beat” program. She is a frequent speaker and moderator. Emily is based in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a graduate of Amherst College. Her work can be found at https://www.apmreports.org/profile/emily-hanford.

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MONICA CAMPBELL


Immigration Editor/Reporter The World

Monica Campbell is a senior editor/reporter at The World, focusing on immigration and immigrant life in the United States. She works with a network of journalists based throughout the country and elsewhere in the world to uncover how shifting US demographics are changing everything from culture to politics.

Before joining The World, Campbell reported internationally from Europe and Afghanistan and, from 2003 to 2009, from Latin America and the Caribbean. From her base in Mexico City, Campbell’s stories ranged from indigenous education along Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast and the investigation of civil war crimes in Guatemala to Mexico’s rising drug cartel-related violence and dissident poets in Cuba.

She also served as the Mexico representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists. In 2009-10, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Campbell has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University.

She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

KIRK CARAPEZZA


Managing Editor and Correspondent WGBH News

Kirk is the Managing Editor and Correspondent for higher education at WGBH News. In his reporting, Kirk takes the time to capture the distinct voices of students and faculty, administrators and thought leaders. Kirk has reported for Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, Wis., and Vermont Public Radio in Montpelier, Vt. He's been a writer and producer at WBUR in Boston; a teacher and coach at Nativity Preparatory School in New Bedford, Mass.; a Fenway Park tour guide; and a tourist abroad. Kirk received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and earned his M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. When he's not reporting or editing stories on campus, you can find him posting K's on the Wall at Fenway.

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