Crystal Shanley obtained her bachelor’s in Microbiology in 1998 and a master’s in Microbiology in 2005. Crystal is a research associate 4 in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. Crystal is the lead animal technician in Dr. Ordways research lab and has worked in his research lab since 2004. Crystal was born and raised in Glendive, Mont., and went to college at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She has been employed at CSU for more than 12 years and has enjoyed every one of them. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, hiking, camping, and visiting with friends.