Crystal Patrick is a native of Tulsa and attended Tulsa Public Schools her entire life. After graduating from high school in 1997, she attended the University of Oklahoma, ultimately obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in Multidisciplinary Studies and a minor in African and African-American Studies. She has experience in several different fields, including Sales and Marketing for a local retail business and as a Child Welfare Specialist for the Department of Human Services. The knowledge she acquired in these jobs ultimately led her to become a classroom teacher, and she values the time spent with the future of our community. Currently, she is a member of Tri-City Collective, a diverse group of authors, poets, artists and educators. Along with being a former educator, Crystal is also an artist, with jewelry and creative writing being her primary art forms. She is the mother of two teenagers, both who attend Jenks Public Schools and keep her life full.