Alex Stonehill, Co-Founder & Editor
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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 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. Want to pitch a story to the Globalist? Write to Alex!
Sara (Stogner) McCaslin, Editor & Youth Program Coordinator
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Sara is a photojournalist, filmmaker and editor for The Seattle Globalist. She loves creating media on LGBTQ, gender and social justice issues. She has worked for several daily midwest newspapers including The Flint Journal and The Columbia Missourian before moving to Seattle and is a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. The best part of her job is training the next generation of journalists through our Globalist Youth programs. Want more info on the Globalist Youth programs? Write to Sara!
Sarah Stuteville, Co-Founder & Columnist
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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.
Jessica Partnow, Co-Founder & Executive Director
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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. Want to list an event on our calendar? Interested in advertising with us? Write to Jessica!
Alma Khasawnih, Founding Member & Columnist
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As I wear a plastic hot pink bling ring, watch the Golden Girls, I am writing about me. I was born in Amman to a Jordanian father and a Palestinian-Syrian mother. I immigrated to the US in 1996 and received a passport in 2002. I look like a Latina, Black woman, and of certain parts of southern Europe–most Arabs would not think of me as one of them. The city I feel most affinity to in the US is Detroit. Barcelona is where I want to grow old. Now I live in Seattle. I have no idea how to answer the question “where are you from?”
I write stories on love. I wish I could play the cello. I have two songs in my karaoke repertoire: Hello by Lionel Richie and I’m So Excited by the Pointer Sisters. The second comes with a show. Recently I tried a chi martini and it was delicious. As for my formal education; I have a degree in Environmental Science from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and an MA from Rhode Island School of Design in Community Art Education. In 1994, I started learning Spanish so I can visit Cuba and haven’t been there yet. I want to travel to Chile, Kenya, and main-land China—when I was younger I told my mother that I wish she were Chinese.
Currently, I am doctoral student at the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Department at the University of Washington. My focus is Arab women artists’ process and work within the context of the Arab Spring. My personal website can be accessed here.
Sabrina Roach, Community Engagement Director
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Sabrina Roach is the Radio/New Media Doer at Brown Paper Tickets, where she identifies opportunities to help public and community radio build capacity. She has worked in Seattle area public media for the past eleven years – at KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio in production, development, membership, marketing, and community engagement. She’s a past board member of Reclaim The Media and co-coordinator of the NW Media Action Grassroots Network. She is currently part of the team helping Hidmo Eritrean Cuisine transition into Hidmo at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District where she has deep family roots.