Crystal Marks is a professional Enterprise Systems Engineer in DFW. She holds VCP6-DCV and MCSA certifications and regularly attends tech conferences in the United States. In her 15 years as a woman in tech she has worked to break down barriers and enable women to enter technical fields by setting a strong example, speaking at conferences, networking with women, and mentoring. Companies that she has worked for include Dell, Abn Amro, Stream International, Transplace, and Heartland Payment Systems. Her current position is at an entertainment powerhouse that is family-operated and sets the bar for charity work, volunteering, and generosity to the community. You can find Crystal at VeeamOn, VMWorld, Microsoft Ignite, and HP Discover meetings throughout the year.
Crystal is a graduate of The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas. TAMS is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers in mathematics and science. She continued her education at the University of North Texas while working as an Astronomy teacher before jumping into her IT career.
Hobbies include running long distances, biking DORBA trails, skating, gaming, and astronomy. Crystal is currently the Vice President of the Texas Astronomical Society.