Cristal assisted with various programs at the STEM Center supporting both student program and education research. Cristal received her bachelor degree in psychology from Lindenwood University. Cristal continued her education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a master’s in Social Work. Her primary interest is mental health therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, with a focus on Hispanic/Latinx populations. Cristal also enjoys swimming, hiking, making pottery, and painting.