Guest Profile

Crystal Harrell, MS, MPH

Crystal Harrell is a #1 Best Selling author, Les Brown-trained speaker, and certified coach. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health at Yale University and serves part-time as an Army Medical Service Officer. As an Academic Success Coach, Crystal helps students successfully navigate through higher education using her virtual coaching business Crystal Clear Innovation.


Over the course of her academic journey, Crystal received over $670,000 in scholarship awards, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship and the Yale School of Public Health Dean’s Research Award. She shares details on her journey to help other non-traditional students get ahead in her first #1 Best Selling book Crystal Clear: A Journey of Self-Discovery (From Public Housing to Ivy League).


Crystal’s ultimate goal is to raise awareness of the potential we all have as human beings and show that it is possible to rise against all odds and live out your wildest dreams.


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