The class of 2020 is a historic one, with graduations online, faces under protective masks and the fall semester uncertain. We asked prominent Oak Cliffers to look back at their senior portraits and give themselves advice for the future.

Crystal Z. Perry, branding maven

Crystal Perry left a career in corporate recruiting to pursue public relations and branding for musicians, nonprofits and other clients. She graduated from Carter High School in 1993.

Advice for her teenage self:

“Having goals is important, and necessary even. Be flexible in how you get to the goal and enjoy the journey. Even better, know when certain goals are no longer in alignment with who you are. Give yourself permission to release those goals and set new ones. Realigning your efforts is not quitting; it’s smart.”