As a merit and JARS scholar, Krystal Paco graduated from the University of Guam in Spring 2011 with Magna Cum Laude honors in Fine Arts: Music Performance and Communications: Mass Media.
Her interest in journalism began in high school as a VIBE reporter turned VIBE editor and freelance reporter for the Pacific Daily News. Throughout her college career, she fulfilled internships at Choice Broadcasting Company and Sorenson Media Group.
Krystal is the voice of IP&E (Shell), producing radio promotions for Guam, Saipan, and Palau stations. When she's not on the job, she's onstage performing with ska band and two-time Island Music Award nominee Freedom Fries as a vocalist and saxophonist. Other high notes include being crowned Guam's first-ever Jazz Diva where she was contracted to perform with piano virtuoso Patrick Palomo. Also as a Guam Territorial Band alumna, she has performed in world famous venues, including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.
Krystal finds that working at KUAM News satisfies her passions of performing and writing. Ultimately, Krystal hopes to pursue graduate school for communications and teach at UOG.