Oakland Voices Alumni Spotlight: Iris M. Crawford

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Iris M. Crawford.

Oakland Voices has trained dozens of community journalists over the years. We caught up with one of our alumna, Iris M. Crawford.

In our last update about Crawford, we mentioned that she would be attending MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. Since that update, Crawford has graduated from MIT.

Crawford also completed an internship at Reveal,

Completed my internship at Reveal News.

Most recently, she started a new position at NPQ (Nonprofit Quarterly) as Climate Justice Senior Editor, where she curates, writes, edits, and produces NPQ’s climate justice stories. One of Crawford’s recent stories is about redefining Black farmers in the American South.

Last, but not least, she is a steering committee member for The Uproot Project, a network of environmental journalists of color.

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