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Distinguished Alumni Award


Harriett Crosby '68

Harriet CrosbyActivist, adventurer, Jungian analyst and teacher, Harriett Crosby ’68 has devoted her life to social, environmental and political justice. Her extraordinary journey has taken her from the hallways of our nation’s Capitol to the top of the world’s highest mountains.

After graduating from Pitzer, Harriett earned her master’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 1977, followed by studies at the C. J. Jung Institute in Zurich.

An avid traveler and mountaineer, she has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Rainier to name a few. During a series of trips to Ecuador, she started a wildlife rescue center. She has traveled several times to India, including a trip at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to research Tibetan folk tales. For six summers she trained with a Lakota medicine man on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Since 1980, Harriett has owned and managed Fox Haven Farms, an ecological learning center in Jefferson, Maryland. In 1983 she co-founded ISAR, the Institute for Soviet-American Relations, a nonprofit organization providing support for nongovernmental environmental activists in the former Soviet Union.

She serves on many boards and is a familiar face in political circles in Washington DC, where she works with Quakers to prevent the escalation of war in the Middle East.

Pitzer College is proud of Harriett Crosby, our Distinguished Alumni Award Winner.

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