Chris was an application developer and researcher, and in 2019 he was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Lab. He created a conversational chatbot to facilitate the flow of information between visitors and managers of public lands. Chris is interested in understanding the ways in which advances in language technologies and large scale data proliferation are changing the practice of public policy, and their interplay with social systems more broadly. He holds an M.S. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington and an M.P.P. from the University of Virginia.