Most Influential 2018

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Chef Edouardo Jordan

After a year involving countless national accolades and a three-star review in 'The New York Times,' chef Edouardo Jordan may be the most buzzed-about chef in the country

Edouardo Jordan photographed at Salare, one of his restaurants

Chelsea Lin

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: The Journalists

'Seattle Times' columnist Gene Balk and 'Crosscut' staff are keeping Seattle in the know on trends, politics and more

The growing Crosscut staff including (seated in front, left to right) senior editor Joe Copeland, city reporter David Kroman, executive editor Greg Hanscom, managing editor Florangela Davila and digital editor Cambria Roth

Niki Stojnic

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Diversity Leaders

Steven Matly, Ijeoma Oluo and Robin DiAngelo are our city's leading thinkers on the subject of race

From left, Steven Matly, Ijeoma Oluo and Robin DiAngelo

Naomi Ishisaka

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Transit Riders Union General Secretary, Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson cofounded the Transit Riders Union in 2011

Katie Wilson, an advocate for low-income residents

Erica C. Barnett

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Artist Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector's mission is to raise indigenous voices and she's doing just that with Longhouse Media

Tracy Rector, pictured at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center at Discovery Park

Naomi Ishisaka

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: UW Psychology Professor, Dr. Kristina Olson

The gender researcher is the brains behind the groundbreaking TransYouth Project

Kristina Olson in her Social Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Washington

Virginia Smyth

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Seattle City Councilmember, Teresa Mosqueda

The freshman councilmember is proving to be a bridge player on an increasingly fractured City Council

Teresa Mosqueda was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2017

Erica C. Barnett

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: UW Football Head Coach, Chris Petersen

The best coaching Chris Petersen does for his University of Washington Huskies occurs off the field

Coach Chris Petersen and Husky football players photographed at Husky Stadium

John Levesque

Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Office of the Waterfront Director, Marshall Foster

Marshall Foster is leading the charge on the waterfront project

Marshall Foster, photographed on Seattle’s waterfront

Erica C. Barnett

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