Krystal is originally from Texas and has lived in Denver for the past five years. She received her BA in psychology and worked as a caseworker with child protection for five years. Krystal uses her lived experience as a former foster child and her work experience as a caseworker to help inform Tennyson’s Family Advisory Council and Board of Directors. She is dedicated to making meaningful changes in the child welfare system and has devoted her life to helping children, youth, and families navigate the broken system.
She received her Master’s in Forensic Psychology from The University of Denver in June 2021. Krystal is currently working at a residential treatment facility working with children and adolescents who struggle with mental health issues. She is also currently working towards being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC). Combining her academic interests in mental health and substance use disorders, improving the child welfare system, and helping those who have experienced trauma, Krystal is pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She will earn her Doctorate in 2024.