He joined the Times in 2021.
Pulkkinen has been freelancing for more than three years. His reporting has appeared in US News & World Report, The GuardianHechinger report and GeekWire, as well as Yes! Magazine, High Country News, Next townand The appeal.
Before becoming self-employed, he worked as a senior editor at SeattlePI, where he also volunteered for 11 years. He also worked on The Skagit Valley Herald newspaper.
Pulkkinen holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University.