Kristal Lauren High co-founded and serves as Editor in Chief of Politic365
Prior to launching Politic365, Kristal developed an expertise in broadband adoption among minority, low-income and underserved populations through her work with the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Media & Technology Institute.
Throughout her career, Kristal has worked with national civil rights and civic associations, business leaders and minority elected officials on an array of issues pertaining to the leveraged use of the Internet for online coalition building, stakeholder outreach, political advocacy and multimedia production.
For her efforts in online advocacy and web publishing, Kristal received the New York Urban League Young Professionals Digital Renaissance Award and the NAACP’s Leadership 500 Chairman’s Leadership Award. She was also named to the Digital Sisterhood Network’s Top 100 Digital Sisters of the Year and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Black Broadcaster’s Association. Kristal is also the recipient of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Excellence in Communications award, and has been named to two top 40 Under 40 lists – the Lawyers of Color Hot List and the National Bar Association’s/IMPACT Nation’s Best Advocates list.
A former labor and employment litigator, Kristal obtained her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Davidson College, and her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee School of Law.
Kristal currently sits on the Board of Advisors for ColorComm, a networking and professional organization for women of color in communications.