Iris Crawford, Science Writing Research Assistant

Iris M. Crawford is a research assistant at the Environmental Solutions Initiative. She is also a graduate student within MIT’s science writing program where her focus will be reporting on climate policy, equity issues and more. Before MIT, she was an organizer with the California-based Local Clean Energy Alliance and the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Through grassroots organizing, she has had theĀ  opportunity to help strengthen the resilience and livability of frontline communities and hopes to continue doing so through her reporting. You can find her work in the San Francisco Chronicle, Yes! Magazine, Colorlines and more.

Iris is originally from New York City and is first generation Guyanese. She is constantly thinking about solutions that can help us adapt to our ever-changing world. You can view more of Iris’s previous work at