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Launched in January 2011, Seattleite is the lifestyle news site for Seattle’s young professionals who are in-the-know and on-the-go. With a pulse on the latest in dining, travel, fashion, entertainment, events and more, Seattleite is the premiere lifestyle resource to deliver the latest news and happenings around the city, showcasing the best that the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Seattleite helps savvy Seattleites get the most from where they live.

Meet the Seattleite Team!

Aakanksha Agarwal, Food & amp;Wine, + Travel | Aakanksha is an experienced wine, travel, and lifestyle writer from India. Whether it’s scribbling poems in the back of math books, or editing the school paper, she’s always been enraptured by the written word. She studied Fashion Communication in Mumbai and worked as a celebrity stylist for Bollywood. She now lives in Seattle with her scientist-husband and baby boy and has transitioned (happily!) to writing full-time. She lives to tell stories and for her baby’s hysterical laughs and loves to cook (and eat!). On a typical day, you’ll find her curled up on the couch with a glass of Viognier in one hand and a dog-eared copy of modern mythology in the other. Fun fact: She’s a trained graphologist and can tell what your handwriting says about you!

Erika Almanza Brown | Erika is an experienced educator, freelance writer, and amateur photographer with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Grinnell College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University. A Texas native, Erika, has called Seattle “home” since 2011, where her articles have appeared in Seattle magazineSeattleite.com, and Seattle’s Child magazine. When she is not writing, Erika actively volunteers in her community including serving as Co-President for the La Isla Foundation, enjoys traveling with her husband and young daughter, and trying new pressure cooker recipes. Follow her on Instagram @ParentingInSeattle.

Molly Amber | Molly is a travel enthusiast who has a passion for food and wine. She is a freelance writer and attorney who grew up in the Portland area and has now called Seattle home for many years. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 and has a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. Molly also studied Spanish and taught English in Spain for a year and a half-this is where she really solidified her love for travel and wine. She is currently studying to get her WSET Level 2 Certification in Wines, and hopes to open her own winery one day.

Danielle Hayden | Danielle is a freelance writer who grew up in the Motor City but has settled nicely in the more relaxed Seattle, which suits her laid-back personality just fine. She’s also pleased to report that living in the Pacific Northwest has made her a little more outdoorsy. She enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, absorbing new facts and learning new skills. Danielle is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard University.

Jennifer Liu, Society + Wellness | Jennifer was born and raised in Seattle. From the gorgeous summer weather to the grey and drizzle the other nine months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She loves to travel, especially weekend trips, visiting national parks, and any beach vacation. You can find her doing pottery, hiking, or hanging out with her pup. 

Angela McWethy, Dog Enthusiast |  Dog Days  | Angela was born and raised south of Seattle in the city of Des Moines (Washington, not Iowa). She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She currently works as a mental health practitioner in the medical field. When she’s not working with patients, you can find her attending a hot yoga class, walking Greenlake with her mini-dachshund and husband, going to live shows and concerts or traveling the world. If she could, she would take her dog everywhere with her! Find Angela on Twitter at @AngelaGarza21.

Corinne Whiting, Experience Seeker | Culture Dose | A Seattle transplant from the other Washington, Corinne was bit by the travel bug early on. From Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University), Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies—she feels grateful to have explored the globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China. After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C., Corinne now embarks on a new adventure as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, Alaska Airlines magazine and Amtrak’s Arrive, and looks forward to exploring Seattle and debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.