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Esmy Jimenez

Immigration Reporter


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.

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