Chris is a research assistant in the early childhood development department. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Chris’ interest for early childhood development began while researching the impact migraines have on children’s quality of life. Chris has previously worked at San Luis Obispo’s county jail where he assisted in teaching a computer coding class and San Luis Obispo’s homeless shelter where he helped create a safe space for people to lay their head at night. Additionally, Chris worked in the pharmaceutical industry where he helped expand information about patient’s lived experiences with rare diseases through interview and survey research. Chris is interested in understanding how children develop agency as they get older and the role of agency in a child’s development.