Crystal started playing the piano at a very early age. Upon graduation, she achieved her MTAC senior award for Certificate of Merit. While majoring in her instrument at Whittier, she was very active in the music department by participating in several ensembles. She was a violinist in the string ensemble, and an alto in the college choir and chamber singers. Crystal was a music talent scholarship recipient for four years and received the Whittier College Honor for Outstanding Performance in Music three years in a row. Currently, she is a piano accompanist for the Whittier High School choir, and a music instructor for First United Methodist Church of Whittier’s music & arts program for disadvantaged children. Along with her love for music, Crystal also has a great passion for teaching children and is currently pursuing higher education at USC.