Braver Angels

Mónica Guzmán

Biography

Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and entrepreneur who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. She’s Director of Digital and Storytelling at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America, host of the Crosscut interview series Northwest Newsmakers, author of "I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times," due to publish with BenBella Books in 2022, and cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey. She 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 researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the fifty 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. A Mexican immigrant and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.