Krystal Cohen


Krystal Cohen ’21, from Jersey City, New Jersey, is concentrating in sociology and pursuing Certificates in African American Studies, Statistics and Machine Learning, and Teacher Preparation. With a focus on education equity, Cohen is heavily involved with Community House, a student-led program that works with families to support underrepresented youth in the Princeton area. She is the current project leader of CHASE, an afterschool enrichment program for first-generation, low-income high school students; and she serves 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 continues to lead the school’s grant development efforts. Cohen serves as operations coordinator for Camp Kesem, community outreach lead for the Engineers Without Borders Kenya team, assistant artistic director of Raqs Belly Dance Company, and as the 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.