Christina Twu (Editor in Chief) is proud to be the new editor in chief at the International Examiner (IE), the only nonprofit pan-Asian American publication in the country. Christina’s work in the community has spanned myriad communities and causes, including statewide advocacy for families through the Children’s Alliance, working with youth to build environmental leadership through the WILD program, and strengthening arts and creativity-based education in Seattle’s schools with Arts Corps. Christina got her start in journalism at Western Washington University as editor of her school periodical and arts editor of the school newspaper. She’s since contributed to the International Examiner, ColorsNW Magazine (RIP), Seattle Weekly, Northwest Asian Weekly and Alaska Airlines Magazine, and hopes to bring her depth and breadth of experience to the IE. In addition to being a journalist and community advocate, Christina is committed to racial equity, the undoing of institutional racism and the liberation of all people. She is looking forward to connecting with APA communities around her to strengthen our Pan-Asian voice in the Northwest.
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.
Renee Takara (Production Designer) is a graduate from the UW where she studied biology and served as the Design Editor for The Daily of the University of Washington. She has a passion for graphic design and is excited to be a part of the team at the International Examiner.
Jimmy Tang (Webmaster)
Ryan Catabay (Creative Director and Lead Graphic Designer)
Tuyen Than (Social Media / Marketing)
Nikki Ngo (Special Events / Marketing)