Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
A University of Southern California alum, her studies focused on environmental science and international relations.
Before the world of journalism, Esmy had stints as an Alaskan farmhand, a state park employee in the California redwoods, and in many kitchens and offices.
She eventually landed her first reporting job at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Washington. Her work has appeared with High Country News, The Lily, and National Native News. She is an NPR Next Gen Radio and Maynard Institute fellow. Esmy serves on the board of directors of The Seattle Globalist.
Send her your tips and chisme at email@example.com.
Everyone has a story. That was the mantra as KUOW reporters set out to chronicle the lives of people who live and work on a small block in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in the time of Covid-19. Read those stories at covidontheblock.com.
It’s an odd sight. Before each child enters the center, their temperature gets taken by staff. Then they wash their hands. But it’s more than that -- the sounds and feel of the school have changed. Down to the blue stickers on the playground outside that dot the floor and remind the children how far to stand apart.
En nuestra serie "Coronavirus, en memoria de", hacemos una pequeña reseña de las vidas perdidas durante la pandemia. Si quiere participar, nos puede compartir un obituario de ese ser querido completando el formulario al final de esta historia.
Our series Coronavirus in Memoriam remembers lives lost in the pandemic. You can share an obituary of someone special to you by filling out the form provided.
‘I'm not going to be able to do the work that I need to do successfully.’
A young, undocumented immigrant who goes by ‘Arthur’ who had been in legal limbo for the last 9 months has gotten a reprieve.
It’s been six weeks since protests started in Seattle, after the police killing of George Floyd. Now leaders of the local movement for racial justice are calling for changes to combat police brutality and systemic racism. Here's what they see next.
It's the underground supply chain for demonstrators.
Short answer: if you're already using your mask correctly, not much.
For the last few months, Michelle Aguilar Ramirez’s life has been consumed by the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and classes on Zoom — and more recently, the Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle and around the country. “Ever since the movement, ever since the death of George Floyd, it has been like a constant stir in my household,” she said.