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Paxtyn Merten is a senior data reporter for Stacker on the money desk. Based in Seattle, she has a rich background in journalism, specializing in data reporting, and has covered various beats, including technology, transportation, and education.

Background and expertise


Paxtyn has worked for the Puget Sound Business Journal as a data reporter and beat reporter. Her career spans roles in several prestigious organizations where she focused on technology, transportation, and education.


Data reporting, technology journalism, transportation reporting, educational data analysis.

Educational Background:

  • Highest degree obtained: Bachelor's Degree
  • Field of study: Journalism and Data Science
  • Institution name: Northeastern University

Content from Paxtyn Merten:

Paxtyn Merten Commenting on Education Data Analysis:

"I coded an algorithm that cleaned the state’s fairly comprehensive education data and used it to rank our region’s top elementary schools by a variety of factors."


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Small banks emerge as the top source for small business financing

When it comes to borrowing money, small businesses are most likely to apply at large banks. But they often find success with their counterparts in the finance world: small banks...

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Malls are closing across the country. These states are keeping them alive

Malls, once hubs for big chains and small retailers alike, are struggling. That is shifting the way entrepreneurs launch and run businesses.   According to a 2023 Jones Lan...

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