Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is a Pittsburgh native who graduated from Chatham University in 2017 after studying
Communications and Political Science with a focus in journalism. Over the years she has written for
The Student Guide to Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New Pittsburgh Courier,
PublicSource, Vice, The PLS Reporter, PINJ News, and BlackPittsburgh.com. Irvin-Mitchell is excited to
learn more about the tech industry in Pittsburgh and do her part to make information on rapidly
changing trends accessible to the general public.
Beat: Technology and economic development in Pittsburgh
This reporter in Pittsburgh assesses the work of the entrepreneurs and economic developers in providing opportunity for residents — including those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the tech industry — as well as how it is changing the local economy. The journalist is Technical.ly’s lone full-time presence in this area, so the reporter is a self-starter who works well independently.