Who We Are

Venice Buhain, Editorial Director

Venice Buhain. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Venice Buhain is an online and print journalist whose work has appeared on TVW News, Patch, The Olympian and other news organizations. Venice has covered diversity, education, politics and state and local issues.

She also is the Seattle chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Email: venice@seattleglobalist.com | Twitter: @venicebuhain | Instagram: venicebuhain

Travis Quezon, Executive Director

Travis Quezon

Biography to come.




Email: travis@seattleglobalist.com | Twitter: @travisquezon |


Christina Twu, Education Director

Christina Twu

Christina Twu leads Seattle Globalist’s award-winning community workshop series, and facilitates the journey from pitch to publish for the Globalist’s diverse contributor base. She’s received regional recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on race and education, and prior to the Globalist, served as editor-in-chief of the International Examiner. When she’s not in the newsroom or thinking about future of content strategy as a graduate student in UW’s Communications Leadership program (CommLead), she supports young activists and absorbs the gracious wisdom of climate justice veterans on the board of Got Green.

Email: christina@seattleglobalist.com | Twitter: @TwuTweets | Instagram: twugrams

Reporters & Columnists

Reagan Jackson, Columnist

Reagan Jackson

Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, activist, international educator and award winning journalist. She’s been a regular contributor to the Seattle Globalist since 2013.

Her self published works include two children’s books (Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue) and three collections of poetry (God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns). To find out more check her out at www.rejjarts.com.

Email: reagan@seattleglobalist.com.

Goorish Wibneh, Columnist

Goorish Wibneh

Goorish Wibneh joined the Globalist as a contributor in February 2015, became an intern that summer, and was promoted to reporter in October 2015. His line of work is in the Infosec field: digital forensics, network exploitation and vulnerability analysis. Oh, and journalism.

Goorish can be found playing chess before or after drinking beer. He enjoys learning about languages, history and culture. He has traveled to a few countries around the world for “fun and profit”. I pretend to understand politics, philosophy and rational thinking. Goorish won a 2015 Globie award for his reporting.

Email: goorish@seattleglobalist.com.

2016 Globalist Apprentices

Damme Getachew

Damme Getachew is an aspiring global storyteller. She loves words, art, film and people. A Seattle native with global roots, Damme desires to live life uncomfortably as she fights for what she loves and connects with those who challenge her perspectives. A 2016 Global Development grad from Seattle Pacific University, she’s excited to continue living out her passion for social justice, human rights and youth identity formation.

Email: damme@seattleglobalist.com.

Esmy Jimenez

Born in Mexico but raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a formerly undocumented mestiza scholar, organizer, and now journalist. After graduating from USC in Los Angeles, she moved to Seattle where she is currently an apprentice for the Seattle Globalist and on the staff at  Puentes: Advocacy, Counseling, Education. Her work has appeared in AdSum, The Interloper, and Femme Feminism. When she’s not running around, you can usually find her talking about eating or eating while talking.

Email: esmy@seattleglobalist.com.

Jose Mariscal-Cruz

Jose Mariscal-Cruz is an aspiring entrepreneur and investigative journalist studying software engineering and political science at the University of Washington Bothell. He has a strong interest in U.S foreign policy in Latin America and national security reporting. He is currently a contributor at his school’s newspaper, the Husky Herald, and works in Student Engagement & Activities as a Social Justice Organizer where he programs events that raise dialogue about local and global social issues.

Email: jmariscal@seattleglobalist.com.

Olivia Sundstrom

Olivia Sundstrom is a graduating journalism and political science student at Seattle University, interested in working in multimedia journalism, documentary film, and media production. Raised in Southern California, Olivia is currently living in Seattle as a full time student seeking professional experience in the industry and the opportunity to share incredible stories. In her spare time Olivia enjoys binge watching documentaries, exploring beautiful pacific northwest landscapes, and building and strengthening new and longtime friendships.

Email: olivia@seattleglobalist.com.


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