Paloma Dallas is director of special projects and senior editor of the Cousins Research Group and a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. She collaborates with staff members across program areas, particularly looking at the role of journalism and the media in democracy. She edits articles, essays, books, and numerous other foundation publications and writes for the foundation’s website and for its annual periodical, Connections.
Before coming to Kettering, Dallas was the director of Del Pueblo, a community-based nonprofit organization that serves the Latino community of Clark County, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance journalist and as a reporter with Reuters in Bogotá, Colombia, and as a researcher with the New York City-based Committee to Protect Journalists in the Americas program area. She was a Teach For America corps member from 1996 to 1998.
Dallas earned a BA in political science and Spanish at Macalester College and an MA in journalism and international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.