I’m Payton Croskey. Having bloomed in the sunshine state, I am now a member of Princeton’s class of 2023. I am a visual artist and tech justice scholar writing, coding and designing a liberatory future for all who refuse to submit to technology’s watchful eye. Pursuing a degree in African American Studies and a minor in Computer Science, my research uncovers and develops ways of designing digital systems that protect and empower targeted communities.

Beyond my academic life, I am the creative content director for the Ida B Wells Just Data Lab, where I extend my studies by collaborating with community members and leading research associates in the exploration and creation of liberatory technology. I also serve on the Undergraduate Board of Advisors for the Department of African American Studies and as a social media specialist for Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

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