Crystal Lim received her BA in Social Work from the National University of Singapore and her MSW from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2001. Crystal obtained her PhD in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2014. She received her MA in Bioethics in August 2015. The title of her thesis is A Proposed Ethical Framework for the Psychosocial Evaluation of the Living Kidney Donor. She has resumed her work as a Senior Principal Medical Social Worker in the Department of Medical Social Services at Singapore General Hospital.