Crystal Bowne, America Walks’ Program Coordinator, is a public health practitioner, educator, and advocate for healthy environments for all people. She spent the last decade working with municipalities, non-profits, and other organizations focused on policy, systems, and environmental changes that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Some of her accomplishments include developing and implementing community gardens at local churches, public schools, and women’s and homeless shelters; working with communities to create pedestrian-friendly spaces; and serving as a board member of a local non-profit. She holds an MPH from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health and an MA from the University of Georgia.
Crystal lives with her husband, an anthropology professor, in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. She is an avid pedestrian and gardener and enjoys hiking and camping in our national parks and monuments.