Crystal Zhao brings a unique mix of new media and political media experience to the Washington Media Group, most recently serving as the Marketing Manager for the Cato Institute. While there, she led a team of six to design and launch Libertarianism.org, a $2 million multimedia project for the vaunted D.C.- based think tank.
Crystal also logged time on Capitol Hill, working as a press assistant to Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), and in Austin, as a senior policy analyst at the Texas House of Representatives. She also has served behind the scenes for the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and for Republican Study Committee Chairman, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Crystal is a graduate of the University of Texas – Austin, with a B.A. in government and a B.S. in communication studies, with a minor in rhetoric and writing.