Crystal Pletka


Ph. D., M.Sc.


Crystal graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University. She then received her Master’s Degree in Geology from Florida Atlantic University and Ph.D. in Geology (Paleontology) from Florida International University. She also has a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


Crystal has been teaching at the university and high/middle school level since her undergraduate days. She has also worked in Residential Life as a Hall Director and as a biostratigrapher in the Energy Industry.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Has been strapped into a helicopter and submerged and had to escape
  • Loves being outdoors and hiking