Arizona Hays | Vendor Operations Specialist, Seattle Service Corps Intern
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Arizona joins the Real Change vendor center as a Seattle Service Corps intern. She originally comes from South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University in 2019. Since then, she has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, held several jobs completely different from her college degree, and found a passion for housing rights. When not in the office, you may find her on top of a mountain.
Ashley Archibald | Editor
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Ashley Archibald studied journalism at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and got her master's degree in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is passionate about news, social justice and has an unhealthy hatred of the Oxford comma.
Camilla Walter | Executive Director
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Camilla is the Executive Director at Real Change. With experience in program design and evaluation, development, communications, grants management, and more, Camilla supports the programmatic work here across editorial, advocacy, and the Vendor Program. She is passionate about publishing a local, independent paper that features voices too often left out of mainstream media. In her free time, Camilla volunteers with camp outreach projects, reads novels, and makes art.
Caroline St. Clair | Field Organizer
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Caroline joined Real Change as a Seattle Service Corps Intern in 2021. After completing an additional summer internship, she is now thrilled to join the vendor center team as the field organizer! Caroline spends her time reading, journaling, and doing the crossword every week.
Cat Huber | Development and Communications Associate
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Cat joined Real Change in 2022 with years of experience in communications, advocacy, and education. Outside of work, Cat tries to find time to read, enjoy local music, and create art.
Guy Oron | Staff Reporter
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Guy Oron (he/they) is a writer and journalist. Raised in Seattle, he studied International Studies and Political Science at the University of Washington. Guy’s writing has been featured in multiple publications, including The Nation, The Stranger and the South Seattle Emerald. Outside of work, Guy likes to spend their time organizing for justice, rock climbing and playing chess.
Henry Behrens | Arts Editor
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Henry is an editor with a background in design and illustration. They are passionate about social justice, inclusive language, and equal rights. In their spare time, they are usually reading, doing weird crafts, or playing role-playing games.
Jacob Schear | Organizer
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Jacob couldn’t be more thrilled to be on the Real Change advocacy and organizing team--he’s admired Real Change for years and greatly values getting to know vendors in his community and throughout Seattle. He has worked as a barista, lifeguard, bookseller, grocery worker, delivery biker, and writing tutor, and has been involved with local grassroots organizing and political advocacy for several years. In his free time, Jacob enjoys bopping around town on his bike, reading, and cooking.
Katie Comboy | Volunteer Manager
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Katie originally joined Real Change as a volunteer in 2017. In 2018, Katie's passion for volunteerism and coming together to provide vendors with essential services led her to become the Volunteer Manager with Real Change. Katie earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. During this time, she organized public service events, recruited talented volunteers, and coordinated community fundraisers.
Samira Khadar | Development Manager
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Born and raised in WA state, Samira (she/her) is an organizer and artist that prioritizes community and equity. She is excited to join an organization whose values closely align with her own. Her interests include researching algorithmic bias in tech, juggling between numerous book clubs, and acrylic painting.
Shana Kessler | Office Manager
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Shana (they/them) joined the Real Change staff as Office Manager in 2022 after several years working in sports, fitness and wellness, various forms of manual labor, and social justice advocacy. They have both a bachelor's degree and masters degree in Useless Information that Crushes in the Trivia Circuit. Shana spends their free time being tired and hanging out with their cats.
Tiffani McCoy | Advocacy Director
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Tiffani has a BS in Sociology and two Masters Degrees: one in Women's Studies, and the second in International Affairs. Tiffani is an avid reader, mama to Vera, and loves traveling and working to change the world.
Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Associate Editor
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Tobias Coughlin-Bogue graduated from The Evergreen State College with a degree in nothing, which somehow led to journalism. His work has appeared in The Stranger, Crosscut, Vice, and and also Real Change, where he previously spent three of the most fulfilling months of his career as a temporary reporter. He is thrilled to be a part of Real Change again. Outside of media, he is passionate about reforming the restaurant industry, supporting independent skate shops, and riding his KLR to every remote, scenic place in Washington State.
Tye Reed | Operations Director
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Originally from Kansas City, Tye Reed (she/her) is a community organizer in Seattle focused on homelessness advocacy and direct aid to encampments. She is the Co-Chair of House Our Neighbors and a member of the Seattle Transit Riders Union.
Wes Browning | Circulation Specialist
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One time a math professor and three times homeless, Wes achieved a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Mathematics in 1979. He has been involved with Real Change since he supplied the art for the first cover in November of 1994. On the Editorial Committee, he writes for the paper, including a regular humor column. He works part-time in the Real Change office and is a former member of the Real Change Board of Directors.