Not many people are fortunate enough to be with a company at its humble beginnings and watch it grow.
But I have been.
I started as Word In Black’s education data reporter on March 17, 2021. It was my 26th birthday. I was the first — and only — staff member. The commitment was just 20 hours per week. We didn’t even have a website.
Now, nearly three years later, my role is full-time and I am part of a team of 10 covering topics from health to finance to climate justice. We have profiles on every social media account you can think of. We publish newsletters six days a week. We’ve sourced op-eds from people like Rev. Al Sharpton, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Donna Brazile.