Chris grew up in a conservative family and was homeschooled through 6th grade. He finished his education in the Abington Heights School District which serves a wealthy white suburban population. Chris sought out leadership positions in the school while exploring his passion for music. After graduation, he attended a series of universities and even worked a full time job for a short time. Chris has credits in five different majors and two minors, but will graduate from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Secondary English Education and a minor in Educational Technology. He plans to use this degree to gain experience as an educator in some of the most underprivileged school districts in the nation before taking on national education policy reform.