Crystal Foretia (she/her) is a junior in Columbia College studying Political Science and History. Born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, Crystal is the daughter of Cameroonian immigrants. Her identity as a first-generation African-American and upbringing near D.C. inform her interests in postcolonialism, comparative politics, and the history of the African diaspora. Outside of class, Crystal is a 2021 Navab Fellow and has taken leadership positions in Columbia Undergraduate Law Review and Columbia University Democrats. In her spare time, Crystal writes poetry and visits art exhibitions.