Krystal Cohen

School of Public and International Affairs MPA Student

Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Krystal graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and certificates in statistics and machine learning, and African American studies. With a passion for education equity, Krystal’s research focuses primarily on identifying and understanding racial, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in K-12 education. During her time as an undergraduate, Krystal was heavily involved with youth-focused service organizations, such as Community House, a student-led program that works with families to support underrepresented youth in the Princeton area. Most recently, she’s worked as a Grants Associate at Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey, and at AmeriCorps in their Office of Research and Evaluation. As a Scholars In the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) scholar, Krystal plans to enter a lifelong career in education research and advocacy after graduation, creating opportunities for low-income students and students of color to thrive. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, painting, and practicing yoga.