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.
KUOW joins seven newsrooms across the country for a project titled “Every 30 Seconds” which will report on the issues, influences, concerns, and challenges driving decision-making and turnout among young Latino voters across the United States.
Southeast Asian residents showed up in force at a city council meeting Monday, after the council took on a controversial law in India that some critics say is anti-Muslim.
This week marked the third year since the Trump Administration passed a travel ban that limits visas from seven Muslim-majority countries. One Seattle couple has been waiting for two years, with no end in sight.
An animal rights organization is calling for the University of Washington to be fined for an alleged violation of the Animal Welfare Act. Health Sciences researchers at the university said they gave ferrets several impacts to the skull during a traumatic brain injuries study.
A proposed measure would make sure schools across Washington state do not collect the immigration status of students or their families.
A new Washington state proposal aims to ensure that schools do not collect the immigration status of students.
The Southern border may be far from the Northwest, but some of the software being used by immigration officials is being built here in Seattle. Now tech workers are grappling with their responsibility as the creators of that technology. Some are even finding themselves transformed into reluctant activists.
Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal and Governor Jay Inslee said they stand in solidarity with an estimated 150 Iranian Americans who were stopped at the US--Canadian Border this weekend.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) says around 60 Iranian-Americans were stopped at the U.S. - Canadian border this weekend. U.S. Border Patrol denies those reports.
The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a case regarding undocumented youth detained in Washington state.