Directors are an integral part of the PSJP team. Throughout the year, they lend their guidance and wisdom and call upon their colleagues in support of the program. They play a critical role in selecting the class each year by reading applications and conducting interviews. Many of them also join the students on campus as counselors, help coordinate workshops or events in the summer time, and/or counsel students through the admissions process during their senior year.

Directors are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Lorena Aviles Trujillo

Lorena is a PSJP alum of 2012 and a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University.

Eliza Gray 

Eliza is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn.

Megan Greenwell

Megan is a journalist living in New York, NY.

Maria Guardado

Maria is a sports journalist living in the Bay Area, California and a PSJP alum of 2009.

Richard Just

Richard is the former editor of The Washington Post Magazine and is the co-founder and executive director of PSJP.

Stanley Kay
Stanley is a news director living in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael J. Mishak
Mike is a senior editor living in New York, NY.
Rebecca Nelson Kay

Rebecca is a senior writer based in Chicago, IL.

Ashley Powers
Ashley is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Brian Rokus

Brian is a CNN supervising producer living in Washington, D.C.