Crystal is Project Officer in the Youth Engagement team within the Berry Street Childhood Institute, however her talents are multiple and she can often be found delivering powerful presentations on the need for system reform, MC-ing national conferences and/or energising groups of young people into taking action on issues that matter to them.
Crystal's own lived experience of kinship care coupled with her professional experience have enabled her to forge a reputation for voicing unapologetic truths and challenging people to think differently about why and how they support and care for young people.
Prior to her role at Berry Street, Crystal worked at the Australian Childhood Trauma Group as Project, Communication and Events Officer. She is an Alumni and Youth Ambassador for the Mirabel Foundation and played a key role in the development of the Berry Street Childhood Institute’s Y-Change youth leadership and social change program. She was a peer mentor for the inaugural Y-Change team and continues to work alongside them in her current role.