Crystal Ellington

Director of Anti-Racist Storytelling
Community Center for Education Results

A committed and dedicated storyteller, Crystal focuses on bridging the gap between lived experiences of underrepresented groups and the data that highlights the systemic inequities of these communities. Prior to CCER, Crystal pursued her passions by serving those who have served—specifically, marginalized veterans of the Armed Forces. A parent to a six year old son, and a product of a inequitable education system herself, Crystal felt called to transition into educational equity work that leads with race. Using her fervor for storytelling, she aims to center community through impactful stories and advocating for the antiracist future those in the Road Map Project region so justly deserve. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a combat veteran, with service in the United States Army as a Special Operations helicopter mechanic. Her favorite place in the Road Map Project region is Dash Point State Park, where she loves to watch the beautiful summer sunsets.