Chris focuses on democratic governance for more just and resilient economies, and co-leads or contributes to the Law Center's Housing, Farmland, Money & Finance, and Commons Governance Programs. He also coordinates much of SELC's internal resilience, grant writing, and grassroots fundraising.
As an advocate of self-directed (and debt-free) education, he is also training to become a lawyer without law school through the California Law Office Study Program, a practice-based alternative to law school. Prior to training as a law apprentice, Chris completed an MA in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College, an international transformative learning center near Totnes, UK. His dissertation explored community-determined responses to climate disruption in the Global South.