Less than a month after completing her studies in December at Wiley College, Krystal Watson has begun a three-month internship with the American Bar Association, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, in Washington, D.C. During her internship, Watson will perform research and assist in monitoring legal and legislative developments on various civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues. She will attend congressional hearings, meetings of civil rights and civil liberties organizations and coalitions, and other events involving civil rights issues. She will also have the opportunity to gain professional experience in social media relations by assisting with the section’s communications to its constituents on its social media platforms.
Watson majored in criminal justice at Wiley College. During her time at the College, she excelled academically while participating in co-curricular activities including serving as president of her class, as well as serving as president of the Wiley chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. During her junior year, Watson received a $20,000 Anthony Anderson Scholarship on stage at the UNCF Evening of the Stars telecast on BET. She will complete her internship with the ABA in late April and return to Marshall, Texas, to march with her class during commencement on Saturday, May 7. After graduation, she will work as a probation officer while attending law school.