Advocacy is in Krystal’s DNA. She is passionate about dismantling the inequities of our education system, increasing financial literacy, and combating domestic violence against women.
As a Community Organizer working directly with parents and educators at neighborhood schools on Chicago's South Side, she sees Stand as providing a channel to address all three issues. Krystal remains dedicated to working with underserved communities to be a bridge to provide resources that create equity for children, families, and neighborhoods.
Her journey with Stand has provided a broad range of opportunities. In 2016, she spoke before a standing-room-only crowd in the rotunda of the Capitol building in Springfield about the need for funding equity; efforts like hers built public support which eventually led to the historical passage of a new school funding formula for Illinois.
Closer to home, Krystal stepped up as Stand Team Leader at her children’s school, Harold Washington Elementary, and a facilitator-in-training for Stand as One. Krystal is also an elected official – she serves on a Local School Council – and a member of a Parent Advisory Council. She is the proud parent of three children.