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.
Send her your tips and chisme at email@example.com.
This story is part of a series of first-person narratives documenting this moment in history, from the pandemic to the protests for racial equality.
Last January, 277 people, many of them U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Iranian heritage or ties to the Middle East, were stopped by border agents, records obtained by the Council for American Islamic Relations in Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project found.
With an uncertain Election Day outcome on the horizon, Seattleites say they are preparing for any and everything.
On the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, a call to action from organizers.
After advocates sound the alarm that another guard at the Northwest ICE Processing Center has tested positive, court records confirm the finding -- it’s the third case in about a month.
This weekend, on Saturday, scientists launched a "dawn assault" on a murder hornet nest near the Canadian border.
Scientists from the Washington Department of Agriculture have successfully captured and tagged a giant Asian hornet. Next comes an attempt to eradicate their nest, before they start preying on local honey bees.
Libraries, theaters, and some youth sports and more will now have fewer restrictions during certain stages of re-opening. It’s part of Governor Inslee’s revised plan that he announced Tuesday as Washington looks towards the fall and what activities are possible while keeping coronavirus at bay.
“If ever there's been a climate for change politically, now is it. We got nothing but time and disappointment to just fuel it.”
The Greek community at the University of Washington Seattle campus is undergoing another wave of Covid-19 as 104 students test positive for the virus.