Donor Education Manager
Crystal Des-Ogugua (she/her) is a creative learning strategist and curriculum designer who develops innovative educational programming, toolkits, and curricula. She is an educator, lover of Black women’s history, and finds joy in curating and facilitating intergenerational spaces of learning. Crystal’s work is rooted in the intersections between liberatory education and creative community building, specifically within communities of Black women, girls, and gender expansive folk. As the terrain of our fight for liberation continues to shift, she believes it is the responsibility of liberatory educators to equip our communities with the resources and learning spaces that offer alternatives to the world as we now know and experience it. By way of curriculum development and facilitation, Crystal uplifts alternative ways of being by using education spaces as opportunities to learn from the frameworks of community histories deeply tied to legacies of both resilience and dispossession. Outside of this work, Crystal enjoys long walks with her dog Peanut, archiving oral history projects, and crocheting.