Crystal Brakke is a first-time candidate seeking a seat on the Richfield School Board. After receiving her master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University (where she was awarded two ‘Leadership in Education’ awards), Crystal has dedicated her professional life to education. Crystal has held a variety of positions that make her an excellent candidate for school board. She served as the Executive Director for Teach For America in the Twin Cities, as a member of Richfield’s Community Services Commission, and as Vice Chair of her district’s Fiscal Planning Advisory Committee. In her free time Crystal enjoys traveling, cheering on her husband’s soccer teams and striving to become a better amature photographer.