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Krystal McLeod


Krystal is most passionate about advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in global contexts. After witnessing first-hand the educational disparities within her own household and community, she used her experience with national nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, and the United Nations Department of Public Information, to develop her own educational initiative “My” Right to Learn, as both a Dalai Lama and Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow. In 2014 she instituted a summer program for low-income minority youth. Since then New York University has recognized “My” Right to Learn for its lasting impact with the 2015 Martin Luther King Trailblazer Award. She is a President´s Service Individual Awardee, a New York State Independent Sector Community Service Awardee, OP Outstanding Regional HEOP Student Recipient, Dean´s Award Recipient, and University Honors Scholar. A 2016 graduate of NYU’s College of Arts and Science, Krystal is currently pursuing her law degree at the University of Notre Dame.


Updated May 2019