A native of San Diego, California, Crystal Sagady currently lives in London where she is attending UCL's postgraduate program for the Digital Humanities. A recent Merit graduate from the Courtauld Institute of Art's MA program, Crystal specializes in medieval art with a special emphasis on Byzantium and the cultural connections between the Byzantine Empire, the Latin West, and Islamic East. Previously she has studied at the Academy of Art University, where she attained her BFA in general Art History. Crystal has also lived and studied in New York City at the School of Visual Arts as an Illustration major. A bit of a nomad, Crystal has spent time in various countries and cities around the world - including Nanjing, China where she spent 5 months teaching preschool. She loves art, photography, and exploring the world to see all the ways that the connections between art, culture, and people can make history come alive.