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Sydney Shuler

Communications Specialist

Sydney started with The Equity Center as a com received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Hampton University in May 2022. A passionate storyteller with research interests in environmental justice and the barriers between historically underserved communities and natural resources, Sydney traveled to Chennai, India to write a news story about sustainable and community-driven solutions to water scarcity as a 2022 Pulitzer Reporting Fellow. Previously, Sydney brought visibility to the missions, identities and people behind several brands, businesses and nonprofit organizations as a senior account executive with Manhattan-based public relations and marketing agency TAG Collective. 


Sydney Shuler joined the Equity Center as its first communications specialist on June 20. She came to Charlottesville last year to provide well-rounded news coverage about the Charlottesville and Albemarle County communities with The Daily Progress newspaper in 2022. Since then, she has made Charlottesville home as a mentor with the UVa Women of Color, Honor and Ambition program. Her role at the Equity Center is focused on ensuring that the Equity Center’s message is one that aligns with and uplifts the work of its community partners.