Crystal Koe




M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts Boston

Crystal has always been fascinated by how words fit together to shape realities. Over the last decade, they have worked with students at UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, Northeastern University, Collin College, and SMU. Their pedagogical approach is informed by a love of sharing stories and asking questions, as well as working experience in the nonprofit sector, journalism, and the arts—all tailored to support students in their individual journeys towards critical thinking and effective communicating. 

Areas of Interest


LGBTQ+/Gender studies

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Why are comet heads green—but not their tails?, MIT News, Dec. 2021

“he always loved winter” Write on the Dot. 2021.

“Why I Didn’t Marry You.” ROAR, 2012.
“Choose Your Own Adventure Sunday.” Belletrist Coterie, 2012.

Courses Taught:

WRTR 1313

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