Chelsea G. Fuller

Blackbird

Senior Communications Manager

As Blackbird’s senior communications manager, Chelsea Fuller supervises the accounts of various clients, including The ‘Me Too’ Movement and the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). Aside from these responsibilities, she provides high-level rapid response and crisis communications support to organizations and communities across the country in moments of unrest. Fuller has successfully provided communications support to organizations including Black Lives Matter, the Dream Defenders, the Organization for Black Struggle, Workers Center for Racial Justice, Baltimore BLOC, and BYP100 in the aftermath of the deaths of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Keith Scott, and others.

Prior to joining Blackbird, Fuller worked at the Advancement Project, one of the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations, where she led the Youth Criminalization initiative focused on monitoring and shifting harmful narratives pertaining to our nation’s youth of color. She also led the organization's groundbreaking research on the way youth of color are criminalized through biased newsroom and editorial policies. During her time there she was a field producer for the EPIX docu-series America Divided.

Before her time at Advancement Project, Fuller was an Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellow at FleishmanHillard International Communications in Washington, D.C., where she was a member of the Public Affairs team servicing clients like the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations Foundation, and GM.

Fuller previously worked as a reporter, columnist, and copy editor at The Dominion Post in Morgantown, WV, and was editor-in-chief of The Urban Outlook, an online publication focused on news and issues affecting the nation’s underrepresented populations. She is a regular contributor to The Root and the Huffington Post, and is the co-chair of the National Association of Black Journalists' Young Journalist Task Force.

Fuller holds a B.A. in news editorial journalism and Africana studies from West Virginia University, and a M.A. in strategic communications and social justice advocacy from American University.