University of Pittsburgh | Johnstown

Crystal Couch (She/Her) is the Graduate Intern for the VIH program and a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education. At the University of Pittsburgh, Crystal engages in leadership education and diversity and equity in international education/global experience. She is an advocate for social justice and equity-conscious change and education throughout higher education and strives to center minoritized and underrepresented students throughout her work. 

Crystal obtained her B. A in History and Social Science Interdisciplinary: International Studies with a concentration in Spanish Language from SUNY, University at Buffalo in 2021. During her time at the University at Buffalo, she participated in leadership development and training, peer mentoring programming, DEI advocacy and education, student organization, student government, and international education. She had the opportunity to study abroad the summer of her second year, traveling to Germany and Austria through the UB SLIDE ( Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange) program, where she interacted with the history, culture, language, and people. Crystal has a passion for traveling and has had the opportunity to visit several different countries throughout her lifetime, with her favorite destination being her home country of Indonesia.

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Crystal Couch
University Center for International Studies
1209 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA