Evelyn Iritani was a longtime economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she got to feed her curiosity and voyeuristic tendencies while covering headline events around the world. Her reporting has taken her from a prison in the Philippines to a bombed-out mosque in Pakistan to some of the most elite boardrooms in Asia. It also allowed her to explore many exotic markets, where she indulged her love of bargain-hunting and street food. In 2004, Evelyn won the Pulitzer Prize for a series she co-authored on Wal-Mart’s impact on the global economy. An interest in Japan, her family’s ancestral homeland, was the inspiration for her book, “An Ocean Between Us: The Changing Relationship of Japan and the United States Told in Four Stories from the Life of an American Town.” Since leaving the L.A. Times, Evelyn has worked with Saylor Co., a high-stakes PR firm, and Message, an L.A.-based communications agency, and she recently started her own company, Dancing Horse MediaShop. In her spare time, she loves making wickedly rich desserts and herding cows in Montana.