Luisa Pires Luciano

Program Officer

Luisa Pires Luciano provides programmatic support for ICFJ’s work in Latin America, particularly Mexico and Nicaragua, as a program officer. She started her work at ICFJ as a program assistant with ICFJ’s flagship program, the Knight International Journalism Fellowships.

Pires Luciano is a current graduate student of Georgetown University, where she is working toward a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, with a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. She recently graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies.

Pires Luciano believes in the importance of international cooperation and understanding, and hopes her work at ICFJ will lead to meaningful and positive change in people’s lives through the power of quality journalism. 

Her love for all things international led her to study abroad in Germany and South Korea during her B.A., and to work for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as a Programme Division Intern before joining ICFJ. A native of Brazil, she speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

You can reach her at to learn more about ICFJ Knight Fellowships.