Meet Our Team
Cristal Trujillo Balaban, Administrative Assistant
Cristal is a long-time South Florida resident who arrived here with her parents, both Colombian immigrants, from Southern California as a child. She attended high school in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, remaining active in art and humanitarian clubs as well as being a member of the swim team. One of her first jobs was helping her father run his auto body repair shop while still in high school and enjoyed learning how to paint cars while assisting in a small enterprise. After high school graduation in 2000, she attended Florida International University, majoring in International Business with a minor in Spanish. A few college highlights spending a summer abroad studying in Salamanca, Spain and being a representative for COLSA, the Colombian Students Association at FIU. Ms. Balaban gained years of experience in the field of marketing, working alongside sales teams and management across diverse industries. Cristal returned the classroom to gain a Paralegal Studies Certificate from the University of Miami in 2007, as the legal discipline has always been of great interest to her. She is currently fulfilling her passion of helping others as an assistant at Carlos E. Sandoval P.A.. Cristal is happily married and lives with her husband and 3 year old son in Boca Raton. She is currently enrolled in a summer Immigration Procedures course through FIU so she can stay up to date on the latest in the field and be able to offer our clients the best service!