Harvard University junior Kristine E. Guillaume will be the next president and editor of the Harvard Crimson, making her the first black woman to head the organization. Boston Globe / Contributor. Featured Image
Cambridge, MA — Kristine E. Guillaume, a 20-year old student of Harvard University, has recently been voted to lead the prestigious school’s newspaper, The Crimson. She made history as the first ever Black woman to serve as President of the publication, which is the nation’s oldest newspaper that has been continuously published for 145 years.
Guillaume, a junior student who is concentrating on both African-American Studies and History and Literature, has served as one of the paper’s central administration reporters during which she was able to interview two of the university presidents and be a part of the team that covered Harvard’s 2018 presidential search.
She is also one of the three chairs of The Crimson’s Diversity and Inclusivity committee, where she is responsible to formulate and oversee the paper’s initiatives to foster diversity and welcome students of all backgrounds.
“At Harvard you’re in a space that was made for white men, so if you’re not the cookie-cutter white man who Harvard was built for, it can be difficult to navigate being here,” she said. “I want people to think about how to navigate, and feel like they can and get through their education and feel like they do belong here. That’s a big thing for me.”