Krystal Werner received her B.A. from New York University in 2008 with a degree in Social and Cultural Analysis.
Her research interests in the cross-section of race, policy, and civic engagement in the built environment led her to volunteer in New York programs dedicated to social service, including the Vera Institute of Justice's Guardianship Project and the Funding Exchange.
After graduation, Krystal worked for the government-run Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme in Nagano Prefecture, Japan for two years, where her responsibilities included teaching English in rural public schools and developing international exchange programs for the local community.
Her time in Japan piqued Krystal's interest in international development, and in 2011, she moved to Nicaragua to work in community development and sustainable tourism in rural Masaya.
returned to the US to coordinate university programs for a Chiapas-based organization.
In April 2012, she joined the Community Enterprise Solutions team and found a perfect combination for her interests in development work, community engagement, and education!