Meeting of the Minds Speaker
CoderGirl Program Director
Crystal is the CoderGirl Program Director at LaunchCode and the Co-organizer of Strange Loop Conference.
LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity for aspiring developers through job placement and training in technology. As a Detroit Public Schools graduate, Crystal is passionate about equal access to education at all levels. She came to St. Louis as a 2010 Teach For America Corps Member and taught middle school math in St. Louis Public Schools for four years. After her time in the classroom, she wanted to explore a career that would allow her to bring together her love for creativity, science, and community. She holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.