Army Special Operations Combat Veteran and Helicopter Mechanic; George W. Bush Presidential Center Stand-to Veteran Leadership Scholar; Founder & CEO, GenOnyx Consulting; Director of Antiracist Storytelling, Community Center for Education Results
Crystal is a dynamic, agile storyteller, who is passionate about speaking up for those who have historically been disenfranchised, systemically excluded and institutionally oppressed. She leverages her service to her country to ensure that those that have served, and those still serving, have a voice and a safe space. She is currently a fellow in the George W. Bush Presidential Center Stand-To Veterans Leadership Program, the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement at Syracuse University, is a Co-Founder for Veterans at the Intersection (VATI), and Founder/CEO at GenOnyx Consulting, LLC. She also currently serves as an executive board member for her local American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In her military career, she served four years in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and is now a combat veteran. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, brunch, volunteering, and spending time with her family.