Kristal's background in communication and passion for advocacy for those in need brought her to Groundswell in 2015. Kristal received her BS in Communications and is currently pursing certification in Human Resource Management. As the Operations Manager at Groundswell, Kristal provides support and administration for all Groundswell's programs. Before coming to Groundswell, Kristal directed a childcare center, which allowed her to hone the skills of task management, administration, record-keeping, and budget development, while providing care to children from low income families.

Kristal has served in her local church assembly as a Sunday school teacher, children's choir director, praise team leader and volunteer for special events. While dedicated to serving others, one of Kristal’s greatest joys is being a mom. Even as a working mother, she still finds time to do the things she loves, like sewing clothes and singing—she has performed in stage plays and musicals and has sung at the Kennedy Center with the Maryland State Honors Chorus.

Kristal's desire to make a difference in her community through service, and her belief that everyone has the right to equality, are the foundation of her work at Groundswell.