Mara Pellittieri, Editor in Chief

Mara joined TalkPoverty in 2016, after overseeing the website’s redesign. She has guided the website’s digital strategy in the two years since, doubling its audience. She has been with the Center for American Progress since 2014, and served as the organization’s online strategy manager before joining TalkPoverty. Previously, she worked on the digital team at the Legal Services Corporation, the largest funder of civil legal aid in the United States. She began her career as a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools.

You can follow Mara at @mpellittieri

s.e. smith, Senior Editor

s.e. joined TalkPoverty in 2018. s.e. is a northern California-based journalist and editor with bylines in publications like The Guardian, In These Times, The Nation, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Time, Pacific Standard, Bitch Magazine, Vox, and Rewire.News. s.e.’s work focuses on social justice, with a concentration on disability, (trans)gender issues, rural America, and class.

You can follow s.e. at @sesmith

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