Crystal Marshall ’18 is passionate about gender equality, and that led her to craft a unique education for herself in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies.
The Johnston Center allowed this Ventura, Calif., native to not only create her own major, but craft her own curriculum —with the guidance of her professors. She also took an internship in the Women's Center where she has planned numerous events, including The Vagina Monologues, the Take Back the Night rally and sleepover empowerment weekends.
"I see my work in the Women’s Center as an extension of what I’m studying," she says.
She brought a lot of passion for her field to her studies and workplace, but some of Redlands' passion has also rubbed off on her.
"I've become a lot more adventurous during my time here thanks to OP (Outdoor Programs)," she says. She loves going to the beach, to the mountains and the desert for hiking, camping and just to hang out with her fellow Bulldogs.
One of the most memorable things that has happened at Redlands so far for Crystal is the Johnston fire pit event, which happens every fall. "We come together as a community and dance around the fire pit on campus and really just celebrate ourselves," she says.
When she's not working, studying or off exploring Southern California, you might find Crystal outside Bekins Hall on the lawn sunbathing with friends.