Krystal Cohen


Krystal Cohen ’21, from Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from sociology and pursuing Certificates in African American Studies, Statistics and Machine Learning, and Teacher Preparation. With a focus on education equity, Cohen was heavily involved with Community House, a student-led program that works with families to support underrepresented youth in the Princeton area. She was the current project leader of CHASE, an afterschool enrichment program for first-generation, low-income high school students; and she served as one of the co-chairs of the Community House Executive Board. During summer 2018, Cohen interned in the Keller Center’s eLab Summer Accelerator, supporting service-oriented student startups. In summer 2019, she interned at the Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey, where she designed and taught a civic engagement summer camp for middle and high school students and lead the school’s grant development efforts. Cohen served as operations coordinator for Camp Kesem, community outreach lead for the Engineers Without Borders Kenya team. Cohen was the assistant artistic director of Raqs Belly Dance Company, and a  training and learning student associate for the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. As the 2020 Andrea Echikson ’80 and Tom A. Bernstein Scholar, Cohen interned with the Corporation for National and Community Service in their in their Office of Research and Evaluation. Cohen is currently a SINSI MPA '25 Fellow.