Travis Quezon (Editor in Chief) was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his education at Punahou School, Kapiolani Community College, and the University of Hawaii, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. At UH, Travis was the editor of the student newspaper Ka Leo O Hawaii and vice president of the university’s chapter of Mortar Board, an honor society committed to community service and leadership.
In 2009, Travis worked as a communications specialist for Hawaii State Representative Mele Carroll, who at the time was chair of the House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs.
As a journalist, Travis has worked as a freelance reporter for Reuters and Bloomberg covering international stories, including the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings and the U.S.-China South China Seas talks. In Hawaii, Travis has been the editor of the Honolulu Weekly and The Hawaii Independent. He received a Hawaii Publishers PAI award for enterprise reporting on Honolulu’s homeless communities in 2008. Upon moving to Seattle in 2012, Travis worked as a graphic designer and copy editor while regularly freelance writing for community newspapers such as Queen Anne & Magnolia News, City Living Seattle, Northwest Asian Weekly, and the International Examiner.
As editor of the International Examiner, Travis is committed to covering the diversity of the Chinatown/International District neighborhood in Seattle while also bringing to the forefront national and international API issues.
Alan Lau (Arts Editor) is a grocer, artist, and poet. He served the Asian American arts community as the IE Arts Editor for over 30 years. He ‘s a published poet and author and is the editor of the nation’s most comprehensive Asian Pacific American book review, the Pacific Reader. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and national and international shows.
Ellen Suzuki (Business Manager) is a former Seattle Japanese Community Queen and has contributed as the IE Business Manager for over 12 years. She has two granddaughters she loves very much, loves to garden, cook and bake delicious goodies.
Kathy Ho (Development Manager
Ryan Catabay (Creative Director and Lead Graphic Designer)