ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF K-12 EDUCATION / DEI LEAD
Fareed Mostoufi is part of the K-12 Education team at the Pulitzer Center, where he focuses on designing educational resources and programs that connect students and teachers to underreported news stories and the journalists who cover them. He has been a freelance curriculum writer for Pulitzer Center for several years, but he joined the team full time in 2016 after working for nearly four years before that as a theater artist, educator, and program manager in the Community Engagement department at Arena Stage theater in Washington D.C. While at Arena, Fareed devised and directed original, autobiographical plays with communities in Washington D.C., Peru, India and Croatia that explored violence, health and identity. Before that, Fareed taught ESL and Spanish in D.C. Public Schools. As a recipient of a 2009 Fulbright Scholarship to Argentina, he also taught culture, literature and playwriting at a teachers' college in San Miguel de Tucuman. Fareed received his BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University in 2008 and his MA in Teaching from American University in 2012. He is passionate about social justice and is a firm believer in the power of storytelling to cultivate empathy.