Chrystal Truss works as Scholarship Coordinator for Kauffman Scholars. Her responsibilities are to manage scholarships for college students active in the program, including receiving invoices and processing payments for approved educational expenses. Chrystal works with approximately 380 students and 76 colleges to resolve issues relative to billing and other financial matters. Prior to joining Kauffman Scholars, she worked as a Program Assistant for the Kansas City Freedom School Initiative (KCFSI). There, she assisted with the selection of KCFSI sites, staffing, trainings, and tracking pertinent program information. She also worked as a Business Technician for the Kansas City Missouri School District, where she assisted with the development of the annual report, managed petty cash account for KCMSD schools, and processed special payrolls.
Chrystal attended Webster University in Kansas City, Missouri. She is involved in her community through the Walnut Neighborhood Association and Communities Creating Opportunities. Her interests include women’s and youth empowerment, reading, and walking.