Crystal Waters is a passionate Pirate Career Counselor, Liaison to the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. A rural native of Lewiston-Woodville, NC, Crystal believes that the role of career counseling is essential to engaging students and graduates in their personal and professional development in order to benefit their communities. As a certified Salary Negotiation facilitator for the American Association of University Women, she implemented the “MY WORTH” Salary Negotiation workshop about the gender factors in salary negotiations.
Some of her professional highlights include presenting “Creating a Career Culture for Students of Color in Healthcare Fields” at the 2019 NC Association of Colleges and Employers Conference to discuss best practices for recruiting and preparing students of color for meaningful internships in rural communities. Waters is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, 2017-2018 diversity recipient of the East Carolina University Creed award, and honoree for the 40 Under 40 Elizabeth City State University Leadership Award.
She earned her Master of Education degree from Cambridge College and a Master of Science degree from East Carolina University. Crystal is a doctoral candidate in Regent University’s Higher Education Leadership and Management program with plans to focus on examining policies and practices that expand access and success for historically marginalized populations in higher education.
Crystal currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina, with her husband, Tron. The Waters enjoy coastal life, mentoring, and home improvement projects.