Crissinda Ponder is a native of College Park, Georgia, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in May 2012. Ponder has known since the second grade she wanted to be a writer, and her passion for journalism was confirmed when, as a high school senior, she saw her byline for the first time while interning with Atlanta-based VOX Teen Newspaper. Her work has appeared in several publications including UGA’s independent student paper, The Red and Black, LikeTheDew.com, Patch.com, Bankrate.com and the Women’s Media Center website. Additionally, her personal narrative essay, “My Father’s Absence,” was published in the 2010 national anthology, “Souls of My Young Sisters.”
She is currently developing her reporting and writing skills in the personal finance niche.