Crystal Paradis is Director of Strategic Communications and Community Engagement for the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, where she shapes the Foundation’s messaging and engagement efforts around the strategic priorities of Voice, Money and Power.
Crystal’s previous experience includes founding and running Feminist Oasis (a social enterprise exploring intersectional feminist values in action); organizing large community events (Portsmouth PRIDE, TEDxPortsmouth); advocating around reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ issues, substance use awareness, gun violence prevention and poverty; working on political campaigns from municipal to presidential; and engaging community through her writing, from local newsletters to op-eds. Her previous career in design and digital marketing agencies inform her copywriting and digital marketing approach.
In 2015, she was named one of 10 to Watch by Catapult & Seacoast Media Group, and in 2019, she was named NH’s Young Progressive of the Year by the NH Young Democrats. A former Somersworth City Councilor, she is an active volunteer with a number of nonprofits, including SOS Recovery Community Organization.
In her free time, she enjoys feminist birdwatching and working on her 3-acre homestead (especially work that involves the tractor), where she lives with her partner and three dogs.