Crystal Haryanto

Crystal Haryanto

Crystal Haryanto is a freshman at UC Berkeley pursuing a double major in Economics and Cognitive Science. When she's not poring over textbooks on behavioral economics, she enjoys pirouetting in a dance studio and improving her horseback-riding skills.

Aside from her passion for writing, she’s a believer in promoting equal opportunities for kids to thrive. She is a cofounder of the Bay Area affiliate of the I Have A Dream Foundation, a national organization supporting children in under-resourced communities to pursue higher education. In addition to performing around the Bay Area, she has also used her dancing to introduce the art of ballet to underserved kids through community outreach projects and teaching.

Articles

Being Well-Rounded Is Overrated--Be Pointy Instead

Some people say the only way to stand out on your college applications is to be a well-rounded student. But you can also stand out by being "pointy." Here's how!read more

How to Make Your Summers Before College Count

There are approximately 10 weeks of free time each summer before you go to college. That's 30 weeks throughout high school to do anything you want. Make them count!read more