Christopher graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2005 with a B.A. in Public Policy and a minor in Women’s Studies. He completed high school at the Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway. He was named a Point Scholar in 2002 as part of Point’s inaugural class. At Duke, Christopher co-founded Common Ground, a diversity and leadership retreat that he later expanded into a national college retreat program, penned a column for the newspaper, and successfully advocated for more inclusive practices in the Admissions Office, which included the creation of the country’s first LGBT admissions specialist position. As a Robertson Scholar, he worked and studied in Cape Town, South Africa and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2010, he was the recipient of the LeBow Alumni Fellowship at Drexel University, where he completed his MBA. Christopher has worked in program development, strategy, communications, and fundraising at a number of organizations as an employee, consultant, and board member. He is currently the Associate Policy Director at the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development where he oversees research, advocacy, and stakeholder convening to promote economic prosperity for minority- and women-owned businesses in the state. Christopher now resides in Durham, NC after having lived in Philadelphia and Kansas City, MO, his hometown.

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