Crystal is community-oriented. That passion started at El Centro de Estudiantes, an alternative high school in Kensington that emphasizes social-justice issues and where students are expected to intern at an organization of their choosing. Crystal has been an intern and volunteer at many places, including the Philadelphia Zoo, Operation Ava, Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Youth United for Change and Sunrise.
In her own words: “I am fascinated with the idea of a chance to work in sustainable agriculture because it is more than just work to me. To me it’s about the greater good and how growing healthy food, cultivating the earth and teaching how to can benefit life in totality.”