Kristal is the project coordinator for the Teacher Institute. She works backstage and supports TI staff and teachers by managing workshops and communications. Before arriving at the Exploratorium, Kristal worked as a park ranger, environmental researcher, sound designer, stage manager, and production assistant. She has a BA in communications and an MA in geography. Her other interests include music, books, rock climbing, gardening, and dogs, including her terrier mix, Gromit.