Krystal Barrett is a bi-racial artist and activist from Orlando, Florida.
With a decade-long background in higher education, Krystal began her career in social change with the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College. At the Institute, she worked directly with national and international authors, scholars, and social justice leaders to further the Institute’s programming and mission. Throughout her time with Valencia, Krystal was deeply engaged in making the College more equitable and inclusive for both students and employees of all backgrounds.
A member of the League of Women Voters of Orange County since 2013, Krystal is passionate about community engagement, mental health advocacy, and educating on the importance of voting.
Krystal launched Peace Petals, her pressed flower art and goods business in 2016. Through Peace Petals, she has organized donation-based art giveaways supporting non-profits, including The Loveland Foundation and the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.
A first generation college student, Krystal earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida. Her degree focused on Humanities, the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Leadership Studies.
Krystal joined the Center for Artistic Activism as the Program Assistant in February 2022.