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Her love of the arts, music, fashion and all things girly began at an early age. Family legend has it that she only agreed to walk at the age of 22 months after her uncle promised to buy her a new dress. She walked the very next day and will walk a mile gladly to find the latest beauty and fashion must haves at a fantastic price. Her fondest memories growing up involve shopping with her Mom at Woodward and Lothrop (Woodies to us DC natives) and visiting every museum and art gallery that her legs and her Metro card could carry her. A few of her favorite DC destinations are The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Zoo, and The Phillips Collection. Living in the DC area and being in the property management field can be stressful, so Crishana is always on the lookout to take advantage of every opportunity to invest in her sanity, whether it's taking in a concert, seeing a ballet, or getting a massage and facial.

Crishana also makes sure to give back to her industry and local community. She co-chairs the Outreach Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Association Institute (WMCCAI) and also serves on its Editorial Committee as one of its featured writers of their publication, Quorum magazine. She was honored as the WMCCAI 2011 Volunteer of the Year as well as being named one of its 2011 Rising Stars. Additionally, she participates in 5K/10K races all over the Washington DC metro area which benefit such charitable organizations at Ringing In Hope, Habitat for Humanity Loudoun County, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and The American Red Cross.

Roots Of Development To Host Caribbean Carnival To Honor Haitian Ambassador

His Excellency Ambassador Paul G. Altidor

His Excellency Ambassador Paul G. Altidor (Photo Credit: haiti.org)

The Shakespeare Theatre will be transformed into an island paradise by Roots of Development into a celebration of Haitian Carnival. CNN’s Sunny Hostin will host the event, which will include a performance by DJA RARA, a 12-member traditional Haitian Rara band from New York City. His Excellency Ambassador Paul G. Altidor will receive the Max Pulgar-Vidal award for his dedication to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

Sunny Hostin

CNN’s Sunny Hostin (Photo Credit: sunnyhostin.com)

Guests with VIP tickets will enjoy an early reception at 6:30 p.m. with Ms. Hostin, Congressman John Conyers, chef José Andrés, Miss Haiti International Nedjy Jean Charles, MIT Professor Michel DeGraff, Charles Forbin, Consul General of Haiti, author Marcia Dyson and NBC Washington’s Wendy Rieger.

Guests will enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds of the Caribbean as they sample mouth-watering cuisine and sway to Caribbean rhythms spun by DJ Vasco.

All proceeds will benefit Roots of Development, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2007 with the purpose of empowering the impoverished communities on the island of La Gonave, Haiti to acquire the financial resources and organizational skills they need to manage their own development.

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

The Shakespeare Theatre
450 7th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Please click here to purchase tickets.  Advance tickets can be purchased for $50 (General Public) and $35 (Student). VIP tickets are available for couples at $175 and single tickets at $100.

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