Bridge Builder | Author | Journalist

The barriers between us are lower than we think.

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Mónica Guzmán is a Seattle-based bridge builder and journalist who lives for good conversation sparked by challenging questions.

She’s Director of Digital and Storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, host of the Crosscut interview series Northwest Newsmakers, and cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey.

Moni was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she studied how journalists can better meet the needs of a participatory public.

She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties' Dungeons & Dragons campaign.


Moni's writing a book! I Never Thought Of It That Way: A Guide to Building Bridges in Dangerously Divided Times is due to publish with BenBella Books in February 2022.

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