New York Times journalist Yamiche Alcindor (C'09) has added another achievement to her already impressive resumé: The Root, a prominent online magazine of African American culture, named her No. 13 in its annual Root 100 list of influenctial African Americans aged 25-45.
While at Georgetown, Alcindor majored in English and Government, minored in African American Studies, and participated in the Baker Scholars Program. Since graduation, Alcindor has worked for numerous news outlets, including Newsday and USA Today. She joined the New York Times in 2015 as a national correspondent, covering politics and social and racial justice issues.
The Root's annual top 100 list uses an algorithm that combines "reach" and "substance" in an effort to calculate the most influential African Americans in politics, activism, media, the arts, business, technology, law, and more. Alcindor's No. 13 ranking puts her in between actress Tracee Ellis Ross and singer-actress Janelle Monae.