Crystal Sequeira

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Crystal Sequeira
President, CHRLS Alumni Association Board


  • Master of Arts 2017
    Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management


Crystal Sequeira, ’17, graduated from the full-time MA-HRIR program and currently works as Head of Global Talent Enablement at Levi Strauss & Co. She previously worked for Honeywell International, Inc., the University of Minnesota, The Salvation Army, The MasterCard Foundation, Primaris Management Inc, Toronto Nationals Lacrosse, and Strategic Capital Corporation. She has over 17 years of organizational and strategic operational expertise, including global human resource business partnering, talent management, and digital HR talent experience with competencies in building early career talent pipelines, developing performance management processes and digital tools, building succession planning models and strengthening DEI partnerships. Crystal explains why she chose the Carlson School for her graduate studies. “As an international student with over eight years of prior full-time work experience, I was looking for a highly-ranked global HRIR program rooted in a business school with students, faculty, and staff with a depth of knowledge, and breadth of experience from around the world,” she says. “I was also seeking a strong graduate career center with tailored support services for students from varying backgrounds. The Carlson School of Management, GBCC and the HRIR program were the trifecta.” She says the program prepared her by “teaching me how to think critically, challenge the status quo in the spirit of continuous improvement, to brainstorm strategic business solutions, [and] to support current and future operational needs.” She says that she decided to join the Alumni Board to provide support to the community and adds, “I am thankful to be part of a supportive HRIR community of like-minded HR professionals invested in enriching the student and alumni experience.” Crystal's advice to current students during these times is, “do your best to stay engaged with your school work, stay connected to your personal and professional communities, stay positive about the future, and above all, stay safe.”