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Payton Croskey

Payton Croskey is a member of Princeton University’s class of 2023. She is 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, Payton’s research seeks to uncover and develop ways of designing digital systems that protect and empower targeted communities. Payton is the creative content director for the Ida B Wells Just Data Lab, where she extends her studies by collaborating with community organizations to address the creation, reproduction and lack of data in underrepresented communities.

Younger voices are using technology to respond to the needs of marginalized communities and nurture Black healing and liberation.

Payton Croskey Kenia Hale Nate File