Crystal is a transplant from Southern California’s Little Saigon. As a longtime admirer of the Bay Area’s rich history of resistance and resilience, she’s especially thrilled to be furthering LCCRSF’s community-driven work. She brings a passion for nonprofit development and its potential to uplift narratives, share power and further strengthen communities.
Prior to joining LCCRSF, Crystal completed her Master of Social Welfare degree with a concentration in Social and Economic Justice at UCLA Luskin. Her most valuable graduate experiences included her tenure as co-chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus as well as her internships at Little Tokyo Service Center and Special Service for Groups, where she learned the ins and outs of creating culturally responsive social service programs.
Crystal is also a proud alumnus of Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA. After completing her BA in Liberal Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences, she taught English in Taiwan and joined AmeriCorps, which led her to various community development projects in Oakland, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Crystal enjoys hip hop dancing, learning typography/calligraphy and inhaling bubble tea in her spare time.