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|Lafayette College , BA , Biology|
"Forward Thinkers" awarded by California Forward 2011
"Women Making History 2011" awarded by the Board of Supervisors in SF.
I want to change the world.
LOLA, Beautycounter, Stowaway, Thrive Market
The basic idea of innovation is that you are navigating uncertain territory - which can be rewarding and scary at the same time. Disrupting industries and making change is the ultimate reward.
Not executing fast enough - hestitating
1) Team Matters
2) Personal relationships and networking is time consuming, but extremely helpful
3) Fundraising can be hard, but it is an important part of the eco system
Crystal has worked in healthcare, education, and social improvement for more than 15 years. First, leading Operations and IT at Brown & Toland, Stryker, and later as a management consultant with firms such as TeraHealth, Certus Corp & Schaffer&Combs.
After founding Educate Our State, an education advocacy organization that expanded to more than 250,000 supporters in just three years, she returned to the tech world and currently serves as an advisor to a variety of socially-conscious-based for and non profit start-ups, including Krystallize Technologies, Taproot Networks, Netgym, Ribbon Labs, Sally and Squish.
When not immersed in reading about healthy choices, products, and technology, you can find Crystal on a run, at the farmers market, listening to live music, or playing with her three daughters.