Coral Garnick was born and raised in Southeast Alaska where she deckhanded for her father on his commercial fishing boat in the summers until her senior year of college at Western Washington University. After graduating, Coral joined the Peace Corps and served as a health volunteer in Honduras. Following her service, she completed her master’s in journalism at Columbia University. She spent 2.5 years at The Seattle Times covering T-Mobile, the Port of Seattle and general assignment business reporting in the city. She joined the Puget Sound Business journal in early 2016 where she covers health care, retail and cannabis.