Crystal has been involved in the candidate recruitment and selection process since 2008 across a variety of professional and academic settings. She supported admissions initiatives at her alma mater, William and Mary, and recruitment activities at Deloitte Consulting and the startup she helped launch before Wharton. She joined Square One Prep in 2016 as an Admissions Advisor after reflecting on the invaluable contributions admissions coaching had on her own MBA journey and self-discovery. She has supported dozens of successful MBA candidates across various stages of the application process by providing authentic feedback, and forcing candidates to delve deeper to showcase their best self.
Originally from Fairfax, VA, Crystal's adventures have taken her to Singapore, Nigeria, Pennsylvania, and now New York City where she is an Associate Manager in PepsiCo’s Corporate Strategy Team. After graduating cum laude from the College of William and Mary she joined Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C. and threw herself into a variety of leadership roles at the firm and community level. At Deloitte she led Diversity Recruitment initiatives at her alma mater and helped build better relationships between the firm and student-led affinity groups. Outside of work she taught English to adult learners, providing apt guidance on how students can enhance their language skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Crystal decided to move to Nigeria, her ancestral homeland, to whet her entrepreneurial appetite as a founding team member in a Lagos based e-Commerce startup, where she was instrumental in securing seed stage investment and driving strategic partnerships. She joined Wharton’s Class of 2016 to build on those skills and connect with a global network of future change-makers. At Wharton, Crystal was heavily involved with the Admissions Office, mentoring prospective, leading prospective student programming in partnership with the Admissions Office and serving as a student interviewer for Wharton's Team Based Discussion interviews. There, Crystal discovered her love for the outdoors and adventure travel, competing with Wharton’s Sailing Club in an international regatta and being chosen to lead a Caribbean sailing expedition as part of Wharton’s Leadership Venture Program.
When she is not getting her sailing fix she can be found exploring the city on bike and perfecting her killer smoothie recipes.