Crystal was born and raised in Mississippi. She graduated cum laude from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages and was a softball scholarship athlete. While in college, she was enlisted as a Security Forces Specialist in the MS Air National Guard and served overseas in Operation Enduring Freedom at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
In 2011, Crystal moved to Phoenix, Arizona to attend Arizona Summit Law School. While earning her degree, she worked at Lewis Roca Rothgerber in Human Resources and as a Litigation Practice Assistant. She graduated cum laude and is admitted to practice in Arizona. Her legal experience includes construction, commercial real estate, business, contract and family law. Crystal is currently an associate attorney in Lexington’s Phoenix office.