Who We Are


Jessica Partnow, Cofounder & Executive Director

Jessica is executive director and a co-founder of The Seattle Globalist. She is an international radio journalist whose work has been broadcast by dozens of public radio stations, networks and programs. She was a Knight New Media Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has received two Edward R. Murrow Awards, regionally for her radio series Life on the Duwamish and nationally for Generation Putin, an hour-long public radio special on young people and political change in the former Soviet Union. Jessica also teaches journalism at the University of Washington.

Email: jessica@seattleglobalist.com.

Alex Stonehill, Cofounder & Editor in Chief

Alex is a cofounder and Editor in Chief of The Seattle Globalist. He has a background as a visual journalist and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Syria, Ethiopia and Pakistan. His work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly. He recently directed the award-winning documentary BARZAN and he teaches journalism in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication.

Email: alex@seattleglobalist.com.

Sarah Stuteville, Cofounder & Creative Director

Sarah Stuteville is a print and multimedia journalist. She’s a cofounder of The Seattle Globalist. Stuteville won the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award for magazine writing. She writes a weekly column on our region’s international connections that is shared by the Seattle Globalist and The Seattle Times and funded with a grant from Seattle International Foundation.

Email: sarah@seattleglobalist.com.

Staff & Columnists

Forrest Baum, Calendar Editor

Forrest Baum is a father, filmmaker, animator, and standup comedian. He hosts Academia Nut! (a science show on Hollow Earth Radio), and can usually be found biking about town to lectures.

Email: forrest@seattleglobalist.com.

Venice Buhain, Editor

Venice Buhain is an online and print journalist whose work has appeared on TVW, Patch, The Olympian and other news organizations. She has covered diversity, education, politics and state and local issues. In her spare time, she likes to cook, play the ukulele and learn about other people’s stories.

Email: venice@seattleglobalist.com.

Anna Goren, Columnist

Anna Goren is a writer, 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, grocery startups, and farms. Her freelance work has been published in The Atlantic, Crosscut, Bicycle Times Magazine, and others. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, QC where she conducted research on social policy in the School of Social Work. When she’s not writing for The Globalist, she is consulting with non-profits, teaching poetry in the King County Jail, and obsessing over her leftovers.

Email: annagoren@seattleglobalist.com.

Reagan Jackson, Columnist

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).

Email: reagan@seattleglobalist.com.

Simona Trakiyska, Business Development Director

Simona Trakiyska

Simona Trakiyska is the founder of Seattle Yoga News and a graduate of the University of Washington’s journalism program. She is a journalist, freelance writer and a world traveler with a global mindset. She is based in the Pacific Northwest and her focus is on international affairs, political issues and human rights. She is passionate about ethnic equality and global respect.

Email: simona@seattleglobalist.com.

Christina Twu, Editor

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.

Email: christina@seattleglobalist.com.

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