Point Scholar 2002 – 2005
Christopher graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2005 with a B.A. in public policy and a minor in women's studies. In his senior year, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the William J. Griffith University Service Award for outstanding service to the university.
While at Duke, Christopher co-founded Common Ground, a student-led diversity immersion retreat program dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and powerful ways. He successfully lobbied for the creation of an LGBT Liaison position in the admissions office and served as the undergraduate representative on the University Presidential Taskforce on LGBT Matters. He championed LGBTQ causes in his column written for Duke's student newspaper.
After graduation Christopher worked at the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a regional public policy organization. Christopher is newly the recipient of the LeBow Alumni Fellowship to attend LeBow College of Business’ One Year MBA Program at Drexel University.
In August 2015, Christopher began a new job as the Associate Policy Director at the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development. The Institute works to strengthen the minority business community through research and advocacy, diversity consulting, and the management of related state and federal programs.
This alumni bio was updated with information provided in Fall 2015.