Corey duBrowa is senior vice president of global communications and international public affairs for Starbucks. He leads strategies to enhance and protect the company’s brand and corporate image: brand marketing campaigns, product launches, executive thought leadership communication, and employee engagement. He served on the Board of Advisors for the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.
Susan Enfield, Ed.D., is in her fifth year as superintendent for Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington. She previously served as interim superintendent for Seattle Public Schools. Enfield began her career teaching English, ELL and journalism in the San Francisco Bay area. She student taught for Nick Ferentinos at Homestead H.S. and succeeded him as adviser to The Epitaph. A champion for students’ First Amendment rights, Enfield was the first school superintendent to serve on the SPLC board. Her article, “Scholastic Journalism: Skills for the 21st Century” was published in School Administrator magazine in 2013. Enfield was JEA’s 2012 Administrator of the Year.
Peter Haley grew up in Tacoma, Washington studied science at UC Berkeley, but forged his career from a passion for photography. He’s shot for The News Tribune (Tacoma) since 1986. Like many photographers, he’s won plenty of awards (photographers love contests), and his work has appeared in coffee-table photo books. He has been embedded with the army in Iraq three times and Afghanistan once. His favorite things to shoot — live events. People doing ordinary things. No posed photos! Outside of family, his passions include skiing, and … well … more skiing.
Bettina Hansen is a staff photographer at The Seattle Times who shoots news, sports, features and video for print and online. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Hansen has interned at The Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, and has worked as a staff photographer at The Hartford Courant in Connecticut.
Born in Mexico but raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is an undocumented mestiza scholar, organizer and now journalist. After graduating from USC in Los Angeles, she moved to Seattle, where she serves as a daily editor for the Sightline Institute covering environmental news for the Cascadia region. A former apprentice with the Seattle Globalist, her work has appeared in La Raza del Noroeste, Femme Feminism and other publications.
Allie Jones is a graphic designer, adman and occasional video producer. When she’s not hunched over her laptop, she’s usually sipping Seattle coffee on her way to an art museum, her second home. Whether it’s in curating her Instagram feed or launching an ad campaign, Jones is passionate about making the world a more beautifully designed place.
Sharon Lacey had a 10-year career in broadcast journalism, holding on-air and behind-the-scenes positions in several radio and television stations in the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoyed a 23-year career as a middle school teacher, winning several national and state awards for her creative teaching methods. Currently she travels the world as a stand-up comedian and motivational humorist.
Jerry Large’s column appears each Monday and Thursday in the Local section of The Seattle Times. A New Mexico native, he has worked for newspapers in four states doing everything from emptying trash cans after school to supervising reporters. Journalism gives him a chance to explore how people interact in societies, and it allows him to exercise his other pleasure, writing. His column is the latest phase of a 35-year career at The Seattle Times.
Lori Matsukawa anchors KING 5 News at 5, 6:30 and 11. Before joining KING 5 in 1983, she anchored and reported in Redding, California; Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. Memorable stories include Gov. Gary Locke’s first trade mission to China, Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Vancouver and her personal favorite – pulling 9 Gs in an F-16. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University (B.A.) and from the University of Washington (M.A.). In 1974, Matsukawa was Miss Teenage America, offering her a chance to travel outside her native Hawaii and influencing her decision to become a journalist.
Travis Mayfield is the director of digital strategy for Q13 News in Seattle. He also serves as the on-air social media reporter and host for Q13 News “This Morning.” Mayfield has worked in broadcast news for nearly 20 years at both the local and network levels.
Patricia Murphy is a feature reporter for KUOW. She is part of two collaborative projects focusing on military and veterans. The American Homefront Project is a partnership between public radio stations KUOW, WUNC, KPCC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Back at Base is a collaboration between NPR and seven member stations including KUOW. Murphy is an award-winning radio journalist. Prior to covering veterans and military affairs she reported on social issues and criminal justice. Her first job in radio news was at WBUR Boston in 1994. She’s worked at KUOW since 2000.
Andrea Otanez teaches multiplatform journalism at the University of Washington, where she also specializes in topics related to diversity and Latino representation in media. In her publishing career, she has worked as an editor at The Seattle Times, a columnist for The Seattle Times editorial page, and as a book editor for the University of New Mexico Press, where she edited books in Chicano studies. She is inspired every day by “The Elements of Journalism” and strives to help her students understand the power of language, especially when covering race and difference.
Ross Reynolds is KUOW’s executive producer for community engagement. Before that he was a KUOW program host for 16 years. His awards include the 2011 Public Radio News Directors First Place in the call-in category for “Living in a White City.” He also has been KUOW’s news director, program director and he hosted the weekly KCTS-TV interview program “Upon Reflection.” Reynolds was news director at KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon, and news/public affairs director at WCUW Radio in Worcester, Massachusetts. Reynolds has been in journalism fellowships through the East West Center to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Tonga and through RIAS Berlin to Berlin, Brussels and Prague.
Linda Shaw is an assistant metro editor at The Seattle Times, where she was part of the team that put together “Under Our Skin.” She also oversees Education Lab, an innovative project that pairs in-depth reporting on promising practices in education with efforts to foster deeper conversations through social media and live events. Previously, Shaw worked as an education reporter. In 2008, she won a first-place award in beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. In 2011-12, she was a Spencer Education fellow at Columbia University.