Chris received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Physics from Oberlin College in 2017, and his PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University in 2022. In his graduate work with Professor Julia Kalow, he developed new strategies to control organic photochemical reactions and to introduce photo-responsive behaviors to nanomaterials. While at Northwestern, he completed the Teaching Certificate Program with the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. Chris began teaching organic chemistry at Columbia in 2022. He is interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in organic chemistry education through active learning and alternative grading.