Crystallee is the Founder & Director of Prevention at the Intersections. Her career has brought her talents to institutions of higher education as a social and political critic with academic roots in sociology, political science, and psychology. She specializes in uncovering the layers of institutional and social inequity while supporting communities to shift ways of being and practice to improve life chances.
She has worked as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for nonprofit and government groups. Crystallee has a passion for evaluation studies that will impact policy reform and positive social change. Crystallee earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences (a concentration in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University), and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. In 2013, she received advanced training in Health and Human Rights from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.
Dr. Crain has served as an appointed member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission and The City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. She is a current member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Anger Management Association (NAMA), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She holds an academic appointment in the Department of Political Science at California State University – East Bay.
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