Krystyn Ramdial’s résumé lists all of the honors one would expect of students on the 25 Under 25 roster. Given her 3.98 GPA, she has earned a spot on the Dean’s List multiple times and has received several merit scholarships. She has participated in research projects alongside university faculty. She has studied abroad twice and has participated in countless community service projects. She is a member of the Honors College Student Council and tutors her fellow students. The recipient of USF’s prestigious Golden Bull award in 2012, presented to just 20 students university-wide each year, Ramdial is clearly an impressive young leader.
Ramdial says that her leadership skills weren’t readily apparent to her when she began her career at USF. She was an academic achiever, of course, having been admitted to the USF Honors College. During her sophomore year, these groups helped her discover that she was passionate about service learning and projects that help her greater community. She decided to take part in an alternative spring break program and, alongside 20 USF Bulls, travelled to Costa Rica to help build the foundation for a soup kitchen.
She has since become a strong advocate for student leadership and global impact. So strong, in fact, that she spent the last three years helping to establish the National Society of Leadership and Success on campus. The organization’s mission is to help transform students into leaders who build a better world. More than 1,500 students have participated in its events since its 2010 inception.