Crystal is a fierce advocate for girls and women around the world. As the Executive Director of Global G.L.O.W. Crystal oversees the strategic direction and implementation of all programming for the organization.
Prior to joining Global G.L.O.W. Crystal spent over 16 years in fast-paced mission-led organizations (both for-profit and non-profit), developing and implementing social and business systems and helped lead teams to deliver results. She has a Social Work background, having obtained a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and spent 12 years working directly with young people and building programs both in the US and in an international relief context. Her previous experience as Executive Director of a trauma-informed non-profit in the Philippines that addressed the aftermath of the exploitation of girls is significant for the work of Global G.L.O.W.
Crystal’s Shero is J.K. Rowling- her tenacity to overcome some of the most challenging life experiences- grief, an abusive relationship, and depression, and create a story that captured that overcoming for the entire world, is truly awe-inspiring. Crystal loves coffee, raspberries and her black and white cat, Bishop Hemingway. On her best days, you’ll catch her with a fantasy novel or taking a long walk in the woods.