Chrystal Heintz

Chrystal Heintz

Director of Community Development


Roadtrip Nation

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Has a passion for music, but didn't know it could be a job.
Went to college and majored in communications.
Moved to London to study Audio Production.
Realized I really enjoyed pairing music with video.
Moved back to the states and found a music internship.
Got hired on full time to work in the music department and the outreach department.
Moved into outreach full time to work on developing the Roadtrip Nation communities.

Education

High School
Bachelor
California State University-Fullerton
Graduate
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
California State University-Fullerton

Career

Director of Community Development

I work with alumni and musicians to build a community.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

The thing I like most about my job is there are no typical days. A lot of it consists of meeting with different departments about projects and events coming up. I answer a lot of emails each day to work with our communities to get them involved in the organization. I manage the calendar and process for the outreach department. It changes daily as new projects come in, but it's never boring.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Social media, understanding legal agreements and internships.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Talk to people in the industry and find internship opportunities. The internships I had helped me narrow down my focus in music, but also allowed me to see what was possible.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Communication, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should major in business because it's safe."