Chris is an experienced public policy professional with a demonstrated history of success working in federal education policy. He is skilled in policy analysis, research, political communication, and meeting facilitation. Chris is also skilled in the application of education data in continuous improvement efforts.

Recent projects include successfully serving as a consultant and analyst on an ADEI assessment for Summit County, Ohio, facilitating the completion of the Student-Centered Housing Response Model standard operating procedure for the City of Baltimore, and providing policy and research support on the Maryland Equity Benchmark project.

Before joining UPD, Chris worked as a Policy Analyst at AASA, The School Superintendents Association. While at AASA, he led the organization’s advocacy portfolio on educator shortages, rural education, school infrastructure and nutrition, early childhood education, and school environmental issues. While at AASA, Chris also led the AASA Advocacy Team’s survey and research work, which resulted in the production of AASA’s 2019-2020 Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study, the 2020 American School Superintendent Decennial Study, and the AASA COVID-19 School Response Study.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.