Position title: Communications & Marketing Manager, All of Us Research Program
Yvette L. Craig is a Communications and Marketing Manager for the All of Us Wisconsin Research Program who is excited about fusing communications and science to increase diverse representation in precision medicine research.
She is a communications savant who strongly believes every word matters.
The Milwaukee native has spent decades growing her craft, covering major events such as the 25th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A profound connection to the forgotten, she has won awards for shedding a spotlight on the homeless community.
She transitioned from daily newspapers to online publications and has worked as a speech writer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s first woman chancellor, Nancy L. Zimpher. In 2019, Yvette took the helm of UMOJA Magazine in Madison. As its publisher and editor, she revamped the publication, growing its readership and community partnerships. She also expanded coverage of positive Black news across Wisconsin and brought interviews from national, prominent civil rights leaders to subscribers’ fingertips. For the first time in UMOJA’s 30-plus years, she led the effort to have the magazine available digitally.
A Marquette University graduate, she volunteers to coach future journalists and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Women In Focus.