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Iris Crawford

Iris Crawford is an organizer and journalist who covers environmental and climate justice issues. A first generation Guyanese-American and a native New Yorker, Iris has covered solutions happening around the Just Transition, intersections between the Black Lives Matter movement and environmental justice organizations, race, and income inequalities. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Yes! Magazine, Colorlines, and Oakland Voices, among other publications. Iris’s series for the investigative and explanatory news outlet InvestigateWest explored the decarbonization debates happening throughout the Pacific Northwest and racial inequities entangled therein. The series was syndicated to publications throughout the US, including the Associated Press, US News and World Report, and Grist. Iris is a 2021-22 CASW Taylor/Blakeslee Fellow. During her time at MIT, she plans to focus on environmental and climate science with a justice lens. If not writing or reading, she is always on the search for the nearest boba shop.