Krystal Oriadha has been a community activist for over a decade, living by the motto that “Greatness is not a measure of who you are but the impact you have on others.” She has been an advocate on the frontline of issues like bail reform, fight for $15, fair elections, food equity, LGBTQ rights, and criminal justice reform. Krystal has worked for federal and local government agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, and nonprofits. She is currently the Policy Director for County Councilman Tom Dernoga working on policy issues like affordable housing, re-entry, and environmental justice.
Krystal spent the beginning of her career working for Hewlett Packard where she became the youngest Junior Project Manager for the Global Enterprise Management Team. Krystal later went on to work as a Senior Communication Consultant for the Federal Government building national campaigns around Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
She currently serves as Vice President of Make Smart School, Communication Director of Human Resources Achievement Program, Coordinating Consultant for Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, Co-Chair of the Education Roundtable, and Member of the Food Justice Coalition. Previously, Krystal served as the Policy Chair for Prince George’s Mass Liberation Team, Chair of Progressive Maryland’s Prince George’s Chapter, Fellow for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign, and Chair of Harris County’s LGBTQ and Young Adult Outreach committee for President Obama’s campaign.
Krystal attended Howard University for her BBA in International Business. During Krystal’s time at Howard, she joined The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, lota Rho Chapter, and studied abroad in Tanzania at the University of Dar es Salaam. She also received an MBA from Amberton University.