New columnists and youth apprentices at the Globalist

New Staff and apprentices
Top row, left to right: Editor Christina Twu, columnists Anna Goren and Reagan Jackson and Shoko Toyama, web sponsorship. Bottom row: 2014 youth apprentices Aida Solomon, Hillary Sanders, Monae Trevino and Hannah Lu Marie.

The Globalist family just got a whole lot bigger. We’re proud to introduce a new editor, two new columnists, a web sponsorship coordinator and four youth apprentices. 

Our columnists and editor have been busy filing regular stories  ranging from hidden food gems to election coverage to the new Microsoft CEO.

Our youth apprentices have been working with us since October receiving media training and kicking off our “Seattle’s smartest global women” series. They are currently working on in-depth reporting projects like a short documentary on Ethiopian culture in Seattle and radio reports on critical environmental issues in the region.

Anna GorenAnna Goren, columnist, is 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 and grocery startups, and apprenticed on an urban donation farm. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, QC where she conducted research on social policy in the School of Social Work. In her spare time, Anna can be found writing, singing and biking around Seattle thinking about what to do with her leftovers. She blogs about it at www.tuppups.comRead Anna’s stories.

ReaganJacksonReagan Jackson, columnist, 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). Read Reagan’s stories.

ChristinaTwuChristina Twueditor, 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. Read Christina’s stories.

ShokoShoko Toyama, web sponsorship, is currently the Special Events Manager at Plymouth Housing Group. Prior to joining Plymouth, Shoko held development positions at the Refugee Women’s Alliance, YWCA Seattle │ King │ Snohomish and Powerful Schools. Shoko serves on the board of the Seattle Design Foundation and Fund Development Committee for Zeno. Shoko loves dogs, puppies and her tree topper, Clancy the Owl.

AidaAida Solomonapprentice, is a Seattle Globalist apprentice and a communications major at the University of Washington. Being Ethiopian-American she is passionate to change the negative image of Ethiopia seen in the media. She loves traveling, learning languages and photography. Read all stories by Aida.

HillaryHillary Sanders, apprentice,is a natural-born writer who, from the age of five, was writing and illustrating books about her favorite zoo animals. She cares deeply about environmental and Latin American issues. As a Global Studies major, Hillary is excited about the prospects of being a foreign coorespondent and will travel in pursuit of a good story. Hillary’s work has been published in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter and the Seattle Globalist as well as on UWave Radio at the University of Washington Bothell. Read all stories by Hillary.

HannahHannah Lu Marie , apprentice, is an apprentice with The Seattle Globalist and a student at Everett Community College studying for an Arts and Science degree in journalism. Read all stories by Hannah.


MonaeMonae Trevino , apprentice, is a Big Picture high school student athlete with a big passion for writing, reading and poetry. Monae is interested in reporting on issues that affect teens and global and local events. Read all stories by Monae.