Chris joined Texas 2036 in 2020 after spending 4 years in the classroom in Chicago at the Noble Network of Charter schools. While teaching, his roles included learning specialist, testing coordinator, and men’s and women’s soccer coach. As a learning specialist, he had a focus in teaching math and serving students with high-need disabilities. Chris received a master’s degree in special education in 2017 and is a Teach For America alum. Chris attended Arizona State University for his undergrad and received 2 bachelor’s degrees from the WP Carey School of Business in 2015. While at ASU, he led a non-profit that focused in microlending and small-business development for local, under-served entrepreneurs. Chris grew up in Keller, Texas and spent part of his childhood living in the Rio Grande Valley and North Carolina. In his free time, he loves to watch and debate sports, enjoy the company of friends and family, visit farmers markets, cook, and bake. Chris lives in Dallas and is happy to be back in his home state of Texas.