Crystal Ovalles has joined Philanthropy New York’s staff as our new Learning Services Associate. She is responsible for working with the Assistant Director of Learning Services in planning and managing all of Philanthropy New York’s programs and events.
Prior to joining Philanthropy New York, Crystal worked as an Administrative Assistant for the English Language Studies Center at The New School, where she worked closely with international students and significantly strengthened her administrative background. In addition, Crystal spent time in Argentina, where she completed a field research project examining the role of the nonprofit sector in the World Bank-sponsored Matanza-Riachuelo clean-up project.
Crystal received her M.A. in International Affairs, with a concentration in Cities and Social Justice, from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School in New York City. While in graduate school, she completed her practicum project with Equality Now, an international women’s human rights organization, in which she extensively researched the trafficking of women and girls for domestic servitude in the Arab states. She received her B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in New Jersey.