Crystal Austin is of the Zuni Edgewater and Towering House clans of the Diné, the People. She is a nationally recognized trainer in early childhood home visiting curricula and practices in American Indian communities. Crystal’s work for the past 13 years has focused on providing program implementation support and training to tribal communities across the country as they worked to integrate home visiting and early childhood programs into their communities. She has a wealth of expertise in behavioral health programming in tribal communities and maternal and child health among Native American populations.
In January of 2022, Crystal joined Johns Hopkins University’s Development and Alumni Relations team as an Associate Director and will help lead efforts to support and advance the work of the Center for Indigenous Health.
Ms. Austin is based on the homelands of the Onk Akimel O’odham (Pima) and the Xalychidom Piipaash (Maricopa) People in the Phoenix Valley of Arizona.