Cristal is originally from San Jose, CA (unceded territory of the Muweka Ohlone people) and joined Clean Water Action in March 2020. As a Program Associate they support stakeholder engagement and policy addressing water access, affordability, and sustainable water projects in California. They are passionate about knowledge sharing, centering the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and tranformative justice for a sustainable and equitable future. Cristal earned their Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies & Sociology from UC Santa Cruz in 2018.
Cristal loves to visit bodies of water, ride their bike, draw, garden and learn about plants.