Crystal Angela Sana-Ekichy graduated from Xavier High School in Chuuk and earned her bachelor's degree in English and Political Science from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and gained her primary work experience in Hawaii, while working at various banks, health and title companies. While living in Hawaii, Crystal was an active youth leader within the Micronesian community. Since moving back to Chuuk, Crystal now works as a loan officer for the FSM Development Bank with over a million dollars in her portfolio. She analyzes and processes both business and consumer loans and has helped dozens of start-up businesses. She continues to be a youth leader in her Church and serves as an advocate for NGOs that promote health and community service.