Crystal Chissell

Senior Director, Partnerships

As Senior Director of Partnerships, Crystal Chissell leads the cultivation and management of strategic partnerships and networks that foster engagement with the Drawdown framework and move the world toward climate solutions.

Crystal speaks publicly about climate solutions and serves as an expert resource for news media, interest groups and advocacy organizations.

Prior to Project Drawdown, Crystal was a practicing attorney, advising the City of Baltimore and the Maryland Environmental Service. She served as Mayor of the Town of Highland Beach, Maryland. Crystal holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University.