Crystal Rao

Fourth year graduate student

I am excited to join the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning as a coach to help my fellow graduate students cultivate better experiences in graduate school. I am currently a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Geosciences. I strive to help students develop optimism and positive mindsets to foster stronger resilience in life. I look forward to consulting with you to come up with tailored solutions to the challenges you face. In the last two years, I have experimented a lot myself, and am very interested in topics such as motivation, productivity, time management, and behavior change. Prior to pursuing a PhD at Princeton, I attained a B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China and I am happy to assist others to overcome cultural differences and adapt to graduate life in the U.S. smoothly. Ultimately, I hope to engage in open conversations where you feel comfortable to confide, and I welcome all feedback so as to best support you and our peers.