Chris is a communications professional working to expand the visibility and impact of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. A life-long storyteller and accomplished writer experienced in message development and story placement, she’s committed to connecting people to ideas and information for positive social change.

Prior to joining WRI, Chris worked at a number of conservation and humanitarian organizations including The Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation, Engineers Without Borders, and the Lemelson Center building audiences and generating support for their work.

Chris holds a Ph.D. in communications and an undergraduate degree in journalism.

When not working she can be found in the mountains of Colorado with her family, intrepid blue heeler, and a good book.