2004 Peace Writers
Donna Chung worked with Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka and wrote the narrative "Pioneering the Restoration of Peace." In the summer of 2005, Chung worked with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Seoul, South Korea, where she was involved in organizing a series of World Refugee Day events. In the fall of 2005, she began postgraduate research in peace studies at the University of Bradford in England. Her research theme is the role of civil society in building conflict resolution capacity in politically transitional countries. In January 2008, Chung interned at the U.N. Global Compact Office, an initiative promoting corporate social responsibility.
Sarah Cross worked with Luz Mendez of Guatemala and wrote the narrative "A Just Path, A Just Peace." Since her time as a peace writer, Cross has worked as a freelance editor and an English teacher, and at an immigrant organizing center in Cambridge, Mass. She spent a year in the creative and critical writing program at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, exploring how creative writing and other creative forms can assist work for social justice. At the university, she also spent time at the Institute for Development Studies, a premier center for the study of pro-poor development.
Kathleen Hughart worked with Zarina Salamat of Pakistan (2004) and wrote the narrative "The Latecomer." She also worked with Susan Tenjoh-Okwen of Cameroon (2007) and wrote the narrative "Iforti Ya Ka: Unity is Power." Since her time as a peace writer, Hughart continues to write and publish. Her article "Standing to the Rule of Law," about the consequences of imprisoning the Cuban Five, appeared in Verdict magazine, a publication of the National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals. A Notable Woman: The Story of Annette Hughart, a collection of interviews she conducted with her mother-in-law, was published in 2006.
Whitney McIntyre-Miller worked with Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone and wrote the narrative "Time to Make History, Time to Educate Women." As of 2010, she is an assistant professor of organizational leadership at Northern Kentucky University. She earned her doctoral degree in leadership studies from USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES), where she researched international post-conflict community leadership and development in Sierra Leone. McIntyre-Miller previously served as coordinator of the Global Center at SOLES and worked with the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and Monroe Clark Middle School to create a Parent Peace Coalition - a curriculum-based program for parents interested in learning techniques in nonviolence.