Native/Indigenous In Empowerment, Cultural Preservation, & Tribal Sovereignty

Crystal O’Grady has attended the University of Washington, School of Law. Before coming to law school, Crys worked as a Policy Coordinator at the California Youth Connection (CYC), and previously interned with the National Resource Center for Youth Development and FosterClub.
She has utilized her advocacy skills in policy to be a better legal advocate for youth. She was also the legal intern at the Center for Children and Youth Justice and a summer clerk at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland in 2015. She is recognized as a Pride Foundation Scholar, Point Foundation Scholar, and 2015 Bergstrom Child Welfare Fellow.
Crys believes that innovative community approaches to child welfare will improve outcomes for youth and families.