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MEET Krystal Oriadha 

      An Advocate for Our Community

Krystal Oriadha, a longtime resident of Seat Pleasant, has spent years advocating for policies and legislation that support and protect all the residents within Prince George’s County. Krystal is the co-founder of the grassroots organization PG ChangeMakers, which works to address community issues around housing, food insecurity, health care, LGBTQ rights, police reform, and education as well as works to break down systemic racism.  


When Krystal began her career working for Hewlett Packard (HP), she became the youngest Junior Project Manager for the Global Enterprise Management Team. Krystal later went on to work as a Senior Communication Consultant for the Federal Government, building national campaigns around Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

Krystal has worked for Federal and Local Government agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, and Non-Profits. Currently the Senior Director of Policy and Program for a National Nonprofit, Krystal is a highly skilled Policy Advisor and Project Management Professional who combines her over 10 years of experience within the public, private, and nonprofit sector with extensive public engagement to craft and support policies that help build a brighter future for our communities.

Krystal’s hard work and dedication to the community have been recognized on several occasions. Krystal was awarded the Daily Records Top 100 women in 2021, Innovation Funds 40 under 40 award for public service in 2019, Howard University Alumni Move Makers award in 2018. She was also selected to serve on the 2019 Clinton Foundation’s 20|30 Leadership Council.


Krystal attended Howard University for her BBA in International Business. During Krystal’s time at Howard, she joined The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, lota Rho Chapter, and studied abroad in Tanzania at the University of Dar es Salaam. She also received her MBA from Amberton University.

Krystal also currently serves as the Vice President of both Make Smart Cool and the Maldon Foundation and previously served as Co-Chair of the Education Roundtable. Krystal has also served as the Policy Chair for Prince George’s Mass Liberation Team and Chair of Progressive Maryland’s Prince George’s Chapter.

As a member of the County Council, Krystal will fight to pass policies that, ensure that economic development serves all, uplifts the overall quality of life in our community, and centers the voices and needs of our most vulnerable communities. She believes we must all take responsibility and share in building a community we can be proud of. Our Power is as big as our collective voice, so join Krystal in building power together.

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