Chris is a senior at Harvard College studying Economics and Mathematics, originally from Winchester, MA. Chris is the co-founder of Coding it Forward, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by and for young people creating new opportunities and pathways into social impact and civic technology. He helps lead the Civic Digital Fellowship—the first-of-its-kind data science and technology internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies. Across three cohorts, Chris has overseen over 100 fully-funded software engineering, data science, product management, and human-centered design Fellows (undergraduate and graduate students) across nine federal agencies in Washington, D.C.
As a Cheng Fellow, Chris hopes to scale and sustain Coding it Forward as a social enterprise to continue inspiring and empowering the next generation of digital leaders to create change. In addition to his work as a Cheng Fellow, Chris has served as a Research Assistant for the Technology and Public Purpose Project, Chair of the Harvard Political Union at the Institute of Politics—the oldest collegiate debating society in the United States—and Sports Photo Editor for Harvard Yearbook Publications. He is passionate about civic engagement, public policy, and Boston sports.