Born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Chris was inspired early on by the work of his parents - his mom a teacher and his father a political activist. As lifelong public servants to the city of Bridgeport, each of his parents humbly heeded a call to work in the service of others.
After graduating from St. Lawrence University, Chris heeded that call as well, launching a teaching career in Harlem and the South Bronx. While earning a master’s in education from Fordham University, Chris coached football, taught, and wrote curriculum for a high school civics course, where he- organized class debates to push students to think critically, and stressed the importance of civic engagement.
After his years in the classroom, Chris decided to take the next step in his own civic engagement and attend the University of Connecticut School of Law. He joined Educators for Excellence because he believes that teachers -- like himself, his former colleagues, and his mother -- deserve a voice in shaping our school systems. He hopes to be a voice for students and teachers in Connecticut in the fight for educational equity and the elevation of the teaching profession -- the civil rights issues of our generation.