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Refugees In Puget Sound Production Team

Aisha Ahmed
Somali Interpreter, Segment 1

Hello, my name is Aisha Ahmed. I attend Garfield High School as a junior. I was born and raised in Seattle, Wash., but my parents originated from Somalia. I speak Somali and English fluently.

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Chantal Anderson
Photographer, Segment 4

Chantal Anderson is a multimedia journalist passionate about finding creative ways to tell stories. Her work has been published by PRI's The World, NPR stations throughout the Northwest, The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Common Language Project, China Daily and others. When not reporting in the Northwest, Chantal has told stories from China, Thailand and, most recently, Bangladesh. She currently runs an editorial multimedia company. See more of her work at www.chantalandrea.com.

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Yug Dabadi
Nepali Interpreter, Segment 2

Yug Dabadi, MS, works in microbiology and is the vice chair of the Bhutanese Community Resource Center. He is also a volunteer reporter for Bhutan News Service. He helped find sources and acted as an interpreter for "Starting Over At Sea–Tac."

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Jim Gates
Editor

Read Jim Gates' bio.

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Jessica Partnow
Producer

Jessica is a radio journalist who has produced stories for NPR, Living on Earth, The World and the World Vision Report. She teaches entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Washington, and is a co–founder of the Common Language Project, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to covering underreported international news using innovative multimedia techniques. Jessica was a 2006 Knight New Media Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her radio series "Life On The Duwamish," produced with the support of the Program Venture Fund, received the 2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for News Series. This is her third radio series produced through the Program Venture Fund.

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Yvonne Rogell
Infographics

Yvonne Rogell is a journalism student from Stockholm University who spent four months interning with The Common Language Project in Seattle. Next, she is headed to Germany to become fluent in a third language and learn more about the Central European media climate.

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Amina Al–Sadi
Assistant Producer, Segment 3

Amina Al–Sadi was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a recent college graduate from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a career in journalism, starting with an internship at KUOW Public Radio.

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Sarah Stuteville
Assistant Producer, Segments 1 & 2

Sarah is a print and multimedia journalist whose work has been published by The Seattle Times, Global Post, Seattle Weekly and Pacific Magazine. She won the 2008 Unity Award for Reporting of Economics, and has won several Independent Press Association Awards, including the 2006 award for Best Feature article, "Dismantling a Dangerous Past." Sarah teaches entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Washington, and is a co–founder of the Common Language Project, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to covering underreported international news using innovative multimedia techniques.

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Mustafa Zaki
Arabic Interpreter & Assistant Producer, Segment 3

Mustafa Zaki recently came to Seattle from Damascus, Syria. He is originally from Baghdad, Iraq, where he worked as a TV and radio journalist.

11.19.17

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