Crystal graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. During her time in law school, she was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Sports Law, and the George David Gold Scholarship for students that have shown excellence in criminal law and procedure. While in Miami, Crystal had various internship experiences, including an internship with the Children and Youth Law Clinic where she represented youth in foster care and an internship at the Juvenile Division of the Miami Public Defender’s Office. Crystal also participated in the 11th Circuit Judicial Court Internship Program where she worked with the Honorable Milton Hirsch in Criminal Court, and the Honorable Stanford Blake in Family Court. Crystal worked at an alternative to incarceration program in East Harlem as a tutor and then a court advocate. As a student teacher, Crystal taught a debate program and an art class at Rikers Island Academy. With the Ruane Education Internship Program, Crystal worked for two years as an assistant in first grade classrooms in East Harlem. After Law School, Crystal worked at Disability Rights New York and then at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society, where she represented children in Neglect, Custody, PINS, and Delinquency cases. Crystal holds a B.A. in Psychology from Eugene Lang College, Newschool University.