Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club
with Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis ’16
Empowering Black Creatives
Thursday, July 8, 2021
8:00 a.m. Central Time
In this conversation, Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis ’16, co-founder of The Plugged App, will talk about systemic racism, the creative economy, making the workforce more diverse, and the importance of engaging with Black creatives.
After graduating from Carleton as an American studies major, Bissoy-Mattis grew into a multimedia journalist who is well-versed in podcasts, radio producing, writing, researching, and speaking. He has produced and narrated several documentaries and podcasts, including “With Friends Like These” for Crooked Media, “American Prodigy” with soccer analyst Grant Wahl, and “On Being” with Krista Tippett. Bissoy-Mattis has worked as a paralegal, and is a former fellow, producer, and reporter for American Public Media (Minnesota Public Radio and The Current). In 2019, Jeffrey ventured out on his own, creating a media start-up called The Plugged App, which places African American content, stories, and narratives front and center. Combining technology and media, The Plugged App cultivates a digital space where Black creators, entrepreneurs, and consumers can enjoy a shared experience. In addition, Jeffrey is a 2021 recipient of the Alumni Association “In the Spirit of Carleton” award.
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