Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Staff

Street Roots Staff

Joanne Zuhl

Joanne Zuhl joined Street Roots in 2003 as a volunteer editor and today is the managing editor of the organization. A professional journalist since 1993, Joanne’s career has spanned civic affairs, business news, and providing state and national commentary for editorials. She was the editorial page editor at The Post-Crescent, a 55,000 daily circulation newspaper in Wisconsin, before deciding to leave corporate journalism and pursue nonprofit work in Portland, Oregon.

joanne (at) streetroots (dot) org

Nina Lee

Nina is a Portland native and is stoked to join two large parts of their world, coffee and community, with Street Roast. Prior to joining the Street Roots family, they studied literature and creative writing at PSU, and can still be found serving joe for Marigold Coffee. When not working, Nina is usually enjoying a local brew, writing, giggling at memes, and petting your dog and your neighbor's cat.

Andrew Hogan

Andrew originally hails from Upstate New York, but has called Portland home for 11 years now. A fundraiser with a degree in Theatre & Gender Studies, most recently, he worked for Zenger Farm and helped grow the Urban Grange. He sees Street Roots and the vendor program as part of the fabric of Portland and is excited to be on the team. When not putting the "fun" in "fundraising", you might find him sipping a microbrew, eating a bagel, cooking up something in his kitchen or randomly injecting Buffy quotes into conversation to see if people notice.

Caelin Miltko

Caelin Miltko comes to Street Roots and Portland by way of Missoula, MT and South Bend, IN. She is beyond excited to be back in the northwest for her JV Americorps year. She recently graduated the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English, Irish and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. She loves the opportunities presented by Street Roots in terms of learning about homelessness, poverty, and journalism in the United States.

Rosemary Wilson

Rosemary was born and raised in Australia and has called the US home for nearly two decades now. She has devoted her career to working with nonprofit organizations in areas including development and operations. When not at Street Roots, Rosemary enjoys traveling, playing the ukulele, and learning about life, the universe, and everything.

Monica Kwasnik

Monica was born and raised in Salem and studied journalism at the University of Oregon. With an emphasis on copy editing, she worked at newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Missouri before returning to Oregon in 2014. When not at Street Roots, Monica spends time with her daughter and husband and studies media management in grad school.

Scott Jackson

Scott grew up in the Seattle area and attended Seattle Pacific University where he studied Global Development. He is excited to be at Street Roots after serving his second year of service as a Jesuit Volunteer (JV) with the organization. He spent his first year as a JV with JOIN leading immersion experience and offering hospitality in a day space. He is passionate about ending homelessness and creating a community where all are welcome and can afford to live.  In his free time you may find him running, hiking, biking, reading, taking photos or attempting to start a garden.

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots is a journalistic gem. I feel lucky to have access to such high caliber investigative reporting with a strong community conscience. Combine the newspaper with Street Roots’ tremendous community organizing presence and the result is an irreplaceable social change resource.

- David Rogers, Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon
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