Crystal Wotipka

Community Outreach Manager

Crystal Wotipka joined Rifeline in March of 2018 as a Community Outreach Manager. Crystal has a strong background in communication, with specialization in interpersonal and mediated communication. Prior to coming to Rifeline, she served as coordinator for a project conducted at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role, she helped to develop a model to facilitate more effective media relationships and enhance foundations’ communications strategies.

At Rifeline, Crystal supports the Texas Department of Transportation’s public involvement and communication efforts for the Mobility35 program. She also provides project management and outreach support for the US 290 Fredericksburg relief route feasibility study.

Crystal received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2007 from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Master’s degree in 2011 from Texas State University and received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Iowa. She loves calling Austin home!