After graduating from Hilliard Davidson High School and The Ohio State University, Crystal decided to serve her community by working with children as a Certified Mental Health Professional at North Central Mental Health. Crystal lost her brother to suicide, motivating her passion for mental health policy and advocacy.
Crystal left that position when her first-born son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder and required consistent care. CHIP healthcare coverage made it possible for Crystal to provide her son with the treatments he needed. When CHIP funding came under attack, Crystal traveled to Washington, DC, on behalf of the Ohio Children's Hospital Network to advocate for CHIP families. US Senator Sherrod Brown invited Crystal to work directly with his office to fight for CHIP families and funding. Crystal went on to work alongside PL+US to advocate for paid family leave and created a nonpartisan women's political discussion group.
Now, Crystal is running for the Ohio Senate to do what she's always done: fight for Ohio's working families.