Crystal M. Hayes, MSW is a PhD student at the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. Crystal has a MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work and she completed her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College where she was a double major in Africana Studies and Politics.
Crystal began her social work career in community based mental health, and in nonprofit leadership development and management. She worked at the Center for Child and Family Health at Duke University and her practice was in maternal and pediatric mental health. She was also the Director of Racial Justice and Maternal Child Wellness at the YWCA of the Greater Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Crystal is currently part-time faculty at North Carolina State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Smith College School for Social Work. Crystal has worked at NC State in the Department of Social Work since 2011 in various capacities in both the undergraduate and graduate social work programs, field education, and curriculum development.