Listen to Change

Sam + Krystle

Sam Akinwande Junior, Social Work major, Multicultural and Gender Studies minor

Krystle Tonga Assistant Program Director, Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

“We connected very deeply in a lifestyle that we both left behind. A lifestyle that we didn’t embrace and bring into this world.”

sam and krystle

Sam credits Krystle as his biggest inspiration for getting through college and finding a career he loves. What started as a mentor/mentee relationship has grown into a lifelong friendship, forged by the shared experience of gang life.