Who We Are

Core Staff

    Jessica Partnow

    Co-Founder & Executive Director
    jessica@seattleglobalist.com | 206.403.3932

    Jessica is a radio journalist whose work has been published by NPR, KUOW, The World and Living on Earth. She was a Knight New Media Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her radio series Life on the Duwamish received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for News Series. She produced Generation Putin, an hour-long public radio special on young people and political change in the former Soviet Union, in January 2013. Jessica teaches entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, and manages the Seattle Globalist Community Events Calendar. Read Jessica's stories.

    Want to list an event on our calendar? Interested in advertising with us? Write to Jessica!

    Alex Stonehill

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
    alex@seattleglobalist.com | 206.403.3933

    Alex is a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly. He directed the award-winning documentary BARZAN, which is currently on the film festival circuit. He won the 2011 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award for Online Video for his short documentary Never Going Home.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and is a Storyteller in Residence for the Master of Communication in Digital Media program. Read Alex's stories.

    Want to pitch a story to the Globalist? Write to Alex!

    Sarah Stuteville

    Co-Founder & Creative Director
    sarah@seattleglobalist.com | 206.403.3931

    Sarah is a print and multimedia journalist and a cofounder of the Seattle Globalist. She won the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award for magazine writing from the Society of Professional Journalists for her article The Return: One Marine’s story of a mission accomplished, but not really over, published by Pacific Northwest Magazine, as well as three 2011 Northwest Excellence in Journalism for her reporting in northern Iraq and Syria. She wrote and produced the award-winning feature-length documentary, BARZAN. She also recently co-produced an hour-long radio special on young people and politics in the former Soviet Union for The Seattle Globalist and Public Radio Exchange. In addition to reporting, Sarah teaches entrepreneurial journalism and documentary film-making at the University of Washington. She also writes a weekly column on international intersections in the Pacific Northwest for The Seattle Times and The Seattle Globalist.

    Read Sarah's stories.

    Christina Twu


    Christina Twu has been a journalist, collaborator and youth and family advocate in Seattle for nearly a decade. She loves her Central District - Jackson Place neighborhood and hopes one day to journey to her family's homelands in China's Hubei and Yunan provinces to find greater truths about her ancestors. Most recently, she served as Editor in Chief of Seattle-based newspaper, the International Examiner, the first nonprofit, pan-Asian newspaper in the country.

    Read Christina's stories.

    Anna Goren


    Anna Goren is carrying on the Jewish tradition of having strong opinions about justice, and food. In this effort, she has worked with food banks, farmers markets, health clinics and grocery startups, and apprenticed on an urban donation farm. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, QC where she conducted research on social policy in the School of Social Work. In her spare time, Anna can be found writing, singing and biking around Seattle thinking about what to do with her leftovers. She blogs about it at www.tuppups.com.

    Read Anna's stories.

    Reagan Jackson


    Reagan Jackson received her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and her MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. She is a writer, artist, activist, and international educator. She has published three collections of poetry (God, Hair, Love and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns) and a children's book (Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow).

    Read Reagan's stories.

    Ana Sofia Knauf

    Special Events Manager
    Ana Sofia is a freelance multimedia journalist and events manager for The Seattle Globalist. She is a Los Angeles transplant who decided to grow some roots in Seattle after graduating from University of Washington's Journalism department in 2013. Her work has been published by Crosscut, The Puget Sound Business Journal, The Seattle Times, Seattle Met, and other local publications. When Ana Sofia isn't on deadline, she is swing dancing, cooking, or trying to remember how to speak German.

    Shoko Toyama

    Web Sponsorship

    Shoko Toyama is currently the Special Events Manager at Plymouth Housing Group. Prior to joining Plymouth, Shoko held development positions at the Refugee Women’s Alliance, YWCA Seattle │ King │ Snohomish and Powerful Schools. Shoko serves on the board of the Seattle Design Foundation and Fund Development Committee for Zeno.

    Shoko loves dogs, puppies and her tree topper, Clancy the Owl.
    • Karen Hirsch

      Business Development Consultant
      After graduating from Yale University cum laude with a B.A. in English, Karen has worked in non-profit administration, communications and development for more than 25 years. In her most recent position as Development Director for Reel Grrls, she played an instrumental role in growing organizational revenue by 125% from 2008 to 2012.  In 2013, Karen began working as a consultant while completing her Executive Master of Public Administration at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs in spring 2014.

      Karen combines her skills in strategic planning, communications, program development and fundraising to help organizations tell their stories, imagine their futures and take their impact to the next level.  Some recent and past clients include: Alliance for Education, Qatar Foundation International, City Year Seattle/King County, Council on Foundations and PBS.

    Youth Apprentices

      Aida Solomon


      Aida Solomon is a Seattle Globalist apprentice and a communications major at the University of Washington. Being Ethiopian-American she is passionate to change the negative image of Ethiopia seen in the media. She loves traveling, learning languages and photography.

      Read all stories by Aida.

      Hannah Lu Marie


      Hannah Lu Marie is an apprentice with The Seattle Globalist and a student at Everett Community College studying for an Arts and Science degree in journalism. Read all stories by Hannah.

      Hillary Sanders


      Hillary Sanders is a natural-born writer who, from the age of five, was writing and illustrating books about her favorite zoo animals. She cares deeply about environmental and Latin American issues. As a Global Studies major, Hillary is excited about the prospects of being a foreign coorespondent and will travel in pursuit of a good story. Hillary’s work has been published in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter and the Seattle Globalist as well as on UWave Radio at the University of Washington Bothell. Read all stories by Hillary.

      Monae Trevino


      Monae Trevino is a Big Picture high school student athlete with a big passion for writing, reading and poetry. Monae is interested in reporting on issues that affect teens and global and local events. Read all stories by Monae.

    Top Contributors

    Almost 200 contributors from around the region and the world have written for The Seattle Globalist. In addition to our columnists above, here’s our top 30 writers.

      Abby Higgins

      Allison Barrett

      Allison Int-Hout

      Ansel Herz

      Atia Musazay

      Atoosa Moinzadeh

      Branden Eastwood

      Brett Konen

      Christian Zerbel

      Cyan James

      Dacia Saenz

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      Deric Gruen

      Eva Cohen

      Frederica Jansz

      Ian Terry

      Jill Mangaliman

      Katya Yefimova

      Kelsie Mhoon

      Liliana Caracoza

      Luzviminda Uruzi “Lulu” Carpenter

      Maha Jahshan

      Mohammad Ismail

      Mónica Feliú-Mójer

      Muatasim Qazi

      Rebecca Randall

      Ruchika Tulshyan

      Simon Okelo

      Valeria Koulikova

      Yvonne Rogell

    Do you have a story to tell?  You don’t have to be a professional. Get in touch with our editor Alex Stonehill at alex@seattleglobalist.com.

    All Contributors