Jessica Xiao

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Jessica Xiao is an independent journalist based in Washington DC. Her writing has appeared in AsAmNews, Huffington Post, The Establishment, and Everyday Feminism. She was previously the director of communications and strategic engagement for the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), using the tools of organizational development, digital organizing and design thinking to create sustainable ways for AAJA to empower AAPI journalists and uplift their legacies. She's currently producing "Stories from Home," a podcast by the Climate Justice Alliance.

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Money Moves: Baltimore nanotech firm Pixelligent raised a sparkly new $38M

Nov. 18, 2022 5:45 pm

Money Moves: Baltimore nanotech firm Pixelligent raised a sparkly new $38M

Plus, surgical robotics company Galen Robotics closed a Series A, and EliteGamingLIVE is fundraising.
This new map tool visualizes the data of digital disconnection across Maryland

Oct. 17, 2022 1:52 pm

This new map tool visualizes the data of digital disconnection across Maryland

The Maryland Digital Equity Scorecard Index Map shows that "the digital divide is a statewide issue, even if its character differs in rural and urban areas," per researcher John Horrigan.
Baltimore’s VC slowdown arrived in Q3 — and may mark a return to normal

Oct. 13, 2022 12:19 am

Baltimore’s VC slowdown arrived in Q3 — and may mark a return to normal

Investment dropped down to under half of last quarter's total deal flow. Baltimore-based investment leaders weighed in on what the national trends (and their regional manifestations) mean.
‘Everything matters to neighborhoods:’ Baltimore Data Week returns for city’s communities

Jul. 14, 2022 2:39 pm

‘Everything matters to neighborhoods:’ Baltimore Data Week returns for city’s communities

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance brought its long-running civic data conference back with a mix of virtual and in-person person programming. Here, BNIA-JFI leader Seema Iyer discusses some of the programs to add to your calendar.