Journalism Centre
on Global Trafficking


Cara Tabachnick reports on crime, trafficking, and human rights issues in the US and abroad. Her work touches on all aspects of justice, including policing, migration, prisons, drugs, technology, and violence. She has written for publications such as Marie Claire, "O" Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, and Scientific American.

In addition, Cara works in global media capacity development training journalists around the world. Since 2019 she has worked as a Senior Associate, Media Programs at PRB where she designs and implements training programs for female reporters in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Francophone Africa on public health issues, including trafficking, gender-based violence, and exploitation. She was instrumental in expanding PRB’s media work in Nigeria and India and raising funds from the MacArthur Foundation to support public health journalists.

From 2008-2015 she was the deputy director of the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She raised funds from Ford Foundation, Langeloth, Joyce, and Public Welfare, among others to educate and train journalists on criminal justice topics in the United States. While there, she also served as the managing editor of the daily news service, The Crime Report.

Cara began her career as a crime reporter for Newsday, one of New York's largest daily newspapers. She has written two books: a true-crime series for Harper Collins UK and for Ulysses Press, a non-fiction book about survivor stories from around the globe. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Program associate
Zena Achieng is a program associate at Journalism Centre on Global Trafficking, where she manages the social media accounts and assists with program development and design. A student of journalism and mass communication at the University of Nairobi, Zena splits her time between Spain and Kenya. In her free time, Zena tutors students in English and loves traveling, reading, and dancing.


Ana Arana is an investigative journalist with extensive international experience. A former US foreign correspondent, she was the director of Fundacion MEPI, a Mexico City-based investigative journalist project that promotes binational and regional investigative projects on drug and arms trafficking.

Arana was a media trainer for various international groups, including the Inter-American Press Association and the International Center for Foreign Journalists. She conducted training in Africa, Latin America, and South and East Asia. Between 2007-2008 she was a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Mexico, where she worked with various dailies, training journalists and building investigative units - one of which won Mexico’s National Press Award in 2008.

Her journalism work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Marie Claire, Newsweek,, The Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Daily News, Business Week, and The Village Voice, among others.  Between 1987 and 1993, Arana was a foreign correspondent in Colombia and Central America and reporting for The Miami Herald, CBS News, and The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Between 1993 and 1996 she served as the Americas coordinator for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), where she helped to create regional press freedom groups, including the Fundacion para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP.


Danielle Haas is senior editor in the Program Office at Human Rights Watch. She is responsible for report editing, developing writing-related training and tools, and production of the organization's annual World Report review of abuses worldwide.

Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2010, she taught at New York’s Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and worked as a journalist based in Jerusalem for eight years covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and social and social and political issues in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza for Reuters, the Associated Press, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also covered the build-up to the war in Iraq, from where she reported in 2003.

Danielle has a BA in History from Oxford University, and an MSc in Journalism, and an MA and MPhil in Communications from Columbia University.

Hect Stewart

Kelley Hect Stewart is a senior vice president at Pursuant. A leader in non-profit fundraising, Kelley is committed to helping solve the real-world challenges of today’s increasingly competitive environment. With more than a decade of strategic planning, marketing, and fundraising experience, Kelley’s emphasis is on healthcare, multi-affiliate health, and human services organizations. Her strength is working alongside nonprofit organizations regardless of their size or tenure, and helping them achieve their vision and goals through strong leadership and a balanced revenue portfolio.

On behalf of Pursuant, Kelley currently collaborates with partners including Cleveland Clinic, SOS Children's Villages, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Children's Miracle Network. Prior to joining Pursuant, Kelley led a $60 million digital program for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and helped the Avon Foundation for Women conceive and implement a strategy that activated philanthropic leaders in 50 countries in celebration of 50 years of impact in their global crusade to fight breast cancer. Kelley lives in New York City is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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