Meet Our Staff

Contact our office at: or 630.752.5586

 Crystal Cartwright


  B.A., Wheaton College, 2008
  M.B.A., Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 2013

As the Director of Student Involvement Crystal is passionate about opportunities to meet, interact with, learn about, and invest in student leaders. In her role, Crystal   serves as advisor to Student Government and Solidarity cabinet. Crystal desires for the SAO to daily fulfill its mission and vision by providing a space where all students feel welcome and free to grow and learn.

 Crystal is a Chicagoland native. As the daughter of a pastor, Crystal was privileged to grow up in a home that reinforced the importance of Christians using their lives in service to humanity. It is through the example of her parents, the working of Christ in her life, and her deep care for the development of students, that Crystal has developed her passion for student development. Crystal is inspired by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s challenge, “Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

As an alumna of Wheaton College, Crystal is excited to serve the next generation of Wheaton students. During Crystal’s time as an undergraduate student, Wheaton had a profound impact on her spiritual and educational growth. Crystal looks forward to making a return on Wheaton’s investment in her life, through her service to the Wheaton Community.

In Student Involvement, Crystal’s office has an open door policy and she likes to think of her space as a mid-day “oasis” for students. There are two things students can always count on: Crystal’s office will always smell good and she will gladly greet you with a hug or a snack. | 630.752.5640

Kimberley Fair

Program Development Coordinator

B.A.,  University of Western Sydney, 2010
M.A., Wheaton College, 2021

Kimberley handles the day-to-day logistics of the office, managing the front desk, student workers, and a variety of projects in support of student organizations and supporting Student-Led Clubs. Through it all, Kim enjoys being able to help students find answers to their questions, provide programming and administrative support when needed and loves getting to know students who step into the office.

Originally from Australia, Kim spent over 10 years in Christian camping before transitioning into Higher Education through the completion of the Masters of Higher Education and Student Development program here at Wheaton. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband Grant, daughter Cleo, and their growing pet family Betty, Peanut Butter, and Peaches. | 630.752.5586

Amy Sparks

Graduate Assistant to Student-Led Clubs

B.A.,  Wheaton College, 2019
M.A., Wheaton College, 2024

Amy is thrilled to serve the student body of Wheaton College as the Student Involvement Graduate Assistant. Her role is to serve as the chief staff advisor for all Student-Led Clubs—helping students charter new clubs to represent the student body well and foster a sense of belonging on campus. She provides leadership training and mentors all club presidents 1:1. Amy is committed to investing in the lives of students and developing them into spiritually mature leaders.

Originally from New York, Amy is excited to be back at Wheaton College to complete her Masters of Higher Education and Student Development. She feels deeply called to the field of Higher Education and is eager to continue in this field. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, and very fluffy cat, Muffin. 

Julianna Pinelli

Graduate Resident Adivsor to Class Councils 

B.A.,  Cornerstone University, 2021
M.A., Wheaton College, 2024

As a Graduate Resident Advisor in the Office of Student Involvement, Julianna is looking forward to serving and supporting the student leaders on Student Government and being an advisor to the class councils. Julianna is passionate about investing in the lives of college students and being part of their holistic development. She seeks to help every student find a sense of belonging and strives to empower them in their God-given identity, unique abilities, and calling.

After growing up on Long Island, New York, Julianna went to Cornerstone University where she recently graduated with her B.A. in Psychology. She is now pursuing her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development at Wheaton College. Julianna enjoys drinking coffee, going for walks, serving in her local church, and spending time with family and friends.