Appointed as Engagement Analyst, Center for Public Integrity


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, American Studies, The George Washington University

Position Description

The Center for Public Integrity ( was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis and is one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Its mission is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions by using the tools of investigative journalism. Investigations undertaken by the Center focus on money and politics, government waste/fraud/abuse, the environment, healthcare reform, national security and state government transparency. In 1997 the Center founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ( to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers, including cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.

The Engagement Analyst will create the Center's outreach strategy for new readers, strengthen relationships with these digital communities, and build supporter numbers in the millennial and 30's age groups. The Analyst also will actively build and maintain online communities and various social channels around the Center's reporting areas, and partner with other organizations and new offline communities. This position offers the opportunity to create a strategy for shaping the Center's communications by leveraging new digital technologies, and to inspire new generations to take an interest and a stake in investigative reporting.