Tova Crystal

    Tova Crystal

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    Current job title and employer and briefly describe what it is you do: My last position was Youth Coordinator at Danvers Community YMCA. Currently I am a master's student of Water Management and Governance

    Academic experience at Saint Michael's College help prepare you for your career: Critical thinking skills and exposure to social justice and environmental issues were key in my current trajectory.

    Favorite memory or class from your time studying at St. Mike’s: Two foundational classes come to mind. Intro to politics by Professor William Grover which defined politics as the study of power and helped shape how I see the world. The second class was Memory and Violence in Latin America (Memoría y Violencía en América Latina) taught my Professor Gabriela Ochoa this class bridged history, politics, and the human experience beautifully.

    Completed or are completing a graduate program, please provide the name of the degree and institution: MSc in Water Management and Governance, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education the Netherlands

    Translated your volunteer experience at Saint Michael’s into giving back to your community after graduation: After graduating I moved home and did various volunteering with a local environmental group and registered people to vote. I then served as the vice chair of the first human rights committee in my town, created after the summer of 2020 civil rights movement.

    Other information you would like to share or advice for incoming or current students: Try not to doubt yourself. You're probably exactly where you need to be.

    Contacted via e-mail as a resource for current students: Yes