Crystal Jackson is a life long resident of Cherokee County. She is a graduate of Tahlequah High School and went on to get her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Northeastern State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2000. After college, she attended the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2006, Ms. Jackson attained her law degree, again graduating Magna Cum Laude. After admittance to the Oklahoma Bar Association in September 2006, Ms. Jackson began her legal career in Tahlequah where she has maintained a general practice in areas including criminal law, family law, probate, juvenile affairs and tribal law. Ms. Jackson has also served as a Cherokee Nation District Court Judge from January 2017 thru December 2020.