Cristal began cheering at the age of 5 and moved her way into the world of competitive cheerleading from the ages 7-18. During her high school years of cheering and practically living at the gym, Cristal began teaching tumbling classes to kids from pre-k through high school.
In 2010, Cristal graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelors degree in Communications and continued her education by attending College of Staten Island. There she received her Masters degree in Education under 2 certificates (general education grades 1-6 and students with disabilities grades 1-6). While subbing, Cristal worked for several different after school programs where she transitioned from an activity specialist to a teacher role.
She now works as a special education teacher in Brooklyn at an elementary school and is currently working on getting her early childhood license (birth-grade 2). And to add to her schedule, she tries to find the time to tutor kids in grades K-5 and work birthday parties on the weekends.