Cristal is currently a 3rd year Graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Foundations who enjoys researching educational policy. She is also an Educational Services Coordinator with California State University, Fullerton GEAR UP where she supports students who are in their first year of college. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2016 with two B.A.s in Chicana/o Studies and Women and Gender Studies. For the past six years, Cristal has been working in schools in her community of Orange County, California. Cristal has been supporting organizations in student services and parent education. In her spare time, Cristal enjoys baking and finding new recipes.