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.
Voices of the pandemic features people in the Seattle area who are on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
KUOW Reporters Casey Martin and Esmy Jimenez discuss protests in Seattle that have lasted one week so far. The protests are among a range of demonstrations that have swept the country, and the globe, opposing police brutality and killings of Black people.
Manuel Ellis was a Black man killed by officers from the Tacoma Police Department in March. Thursday Ellis’ family spoke out after a medical examiner’s report declared the death a homicide.
Wednesday's protest in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood had a different tone than in previous days. This time, a dozen community organizations got together and led the biggest crowd yet to City Hall.
Protests that started in Seattle have trickled into surrounding cities. And while most remain peaceful, some businesses have taken to guarding their buildings fully armed.
Sirens and helicopters surrounded protesters. Then tear gas was shot into the crowd.
Many clinics across Washington now offer antibody tests to retroactively detect whether you've had the coronavirus. But access to the tests and how patients might interpret the results has left some health experts worried. KUOW reporter Esmy Jimenez got tested herself to learn about how it all works.
The new normal is uncomfortable for Michelle Aguilar Ramirez and countless other young people who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. She’s a 17-year old Guatemalan American high school junior in Kent, Washington.
Starting Monday travelers can expect a new normal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that incl
State officials recently issued new regulations to protect temporary farmworkers from the coronavirus. Growers are now scrambling to make changes, while some advocates insist it’s still not enough.