Journalist, entrepreneur, and author
Mónica Guzmán is a journalist and entrepreneur who lives for good conversation sparked by challenging questions. She is the cofounder of The Evergrey, an award-winning newsletter and community in Seattle, and serves as an adviser to Braver Angels, a national organization out to depolarize America, and Together Washington, an organization building collaborative local relationships among leaders in Washington state. She is the author of the 2022 book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.
Ms. Guzmán is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She studied social and political division as a 2019 Henry M. Jackson leadership fellow, and she spent the 2015-2016 academic year studying how journalists can evolve to better meet the needs of a participatory public as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She is an immigrant, a Latina, a dual US-Mexico citizen, and the mom of two bilingual kids.