Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Hall is the Chief Operating Officer at TLC. She is a Jill-of-all-trades with over 20 years of experience in higher education administration, project management, and entrepreneurship. As COO at TLC, Ms. Hall oversees all aspects of operations, campus launches, ongoing campus services, as well as development and execution of strategic initiatives.
Ms. Hall has spent 12 years in higher education administration, most notably at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Hall led a nationwide university initiative with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-founded Make Schools, an OSTP backed think-tank and consortium of schools driving the mission of increasing access to digital tooling and training. Ms. Hall carried on this work as Program Director of Made Right Here, bridging the gap between Making and entrepreneurship. Ms. Hall joined TLC working closely with the CTO and development team to document, plan, and test software. Ms. Hall quickly became acclimated to the process and became a bridge for TLC operations, developing and streamlining operations protocol. Her years of experience in higher education, program management, and project development gives her a nuanced understanding of mentoring teams of college-aged youth and a unique perspective on execution of operations initiatives and scale.
Ms. Hall studied computer science and art history at the University of California at Santa Cruz and mathematics at Harvard University. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an avid Maker of things and serves on the board of directors for Prototype: A Makerspace and continuously works to advance economic development projects. Crystal enjoys chasing her toddler around, traveling, collecting records, roller derby, tinkering, and making things with lasers.