Crystal graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2013. 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. Crystal interned with the Children and Youth Law Clinic where she represented youth in foster care in Miami, Florida. Crystal also interned at the Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Division, in Miami. Crystal 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 assist 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 also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Eugene Lang College, Newschool University.