Dr. Crystal Rose, MD, PhD is the driving force behind OZY’s rocket-launch into the EDU world. OZY is a 5 year old multi-media company with a platform of 50M readers, viewers and listeners as well as free resources: $10,000 scholarships, paid internships and curricula. With the advent of COVID-19, she’s now on a virtual tour examining the future of knowledge in education spaces around the world. Seeking to instill new guidelines to elevate news journalism, Dr. Crystal Rose works to make OZY a shining beacon in an era where academic discourse and current events should be two sides of the same coin. Since completing her M.D./PhD at University of Heidelberg and Harvard, she has worked with universities globally. She is also Co-Lead for Harvard Alumni for Education in Cambridge, Mentor for Harvard Women in Business and a Board Member for Collaboration For Talent, utilizing diversity and inclusion to help change-makers and social entrepreneurs maximize their full potential. She is also a founding member of Future Capital a UN appointed group to help achieve the SDGs. Before joining OZY, Dr. Rose was part of an educational coalition that worked with Yale, Harvard and Stanford graduate students in medicine, law, business and engineering to identify sustainable solutions (health services, clean water, etc.) for distressed regions of Brazil, South Africa and beyond. Now, as OZY’s Executive Director of Academic Affairs, she continues to collaborate with education sectors around the world (public/private) and industries (employers) — all in an effort to bring the real world into the classroom — so students have a successful transition to real world jobs; for the here and now and boldly into the future.

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