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Krysta Battersby, an Assistant Director of Programs for Break Through AI at Cornell Tech, is a Higher Education and Student Affairs professional who is passionate about helping scholars grow while developing and cultivating their skills and talents. After receiving her Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU, she had the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, administration, and students to enhance the student experience at NYU Tandon. Outside of academic affairs (advising, course scheduling, and study away initiatives), she assists with the student experience through a number of committees and organizing programs and activities for Tandon students. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at NYU Steinhardt for Higher and Postsecondary Education.
With a particular interest in the high school to college transition, her work outside of Cornell Tech includes mentoring high school students and assisting the POSSE Foundation with their interview process to identify POSSE scholars. She most recently had the pleasure of starting a scholarship at her alma mater with the members of her Posse (Lafayette College- Posse 6).
Understanding the support that she received as a POSSE scholar motivates her work within higher education. She is dedicated to seeing scholars thrive in an academic setting.
She has been instrumental, behind the scenes, in ALL of De Angela’s symposia.