Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Kansas. While at KU, she became a published author with her debut novel Eliza: A Generational Journey, which tells the life journey of her x5 great grandmother's as a slave in Kentucky.
Crystal has served as a University Daily Kansan Opinion Columnist, Freshman Leadership Council member, Spanish/Biology tutor, Multicultural Scholar, Honors Peer Mentor, Honors Seminar Assistant, and Honors Resident Assistant. In her work with HBW Communications, she managed daily office communications and mailing lists, handled board member communication, and assisted in filing and organization.
Crystal recently accepted a position as a writer and editor for the NCO Journal at Fort Leavenworth.