Chris was born in Vancouver and moved to the Tri-cities with his mom at a young age. Growing up in a diverse neighborhood of people marginalized by western society, Chris began to question his circumstances and became fascinated by social issues and systemic problems. His curiosity drew him to further explore social justice at the University of British Columbia where he completed a degree in Social Work focused on child welfare and Indigenous social issues. Chris has since returned to Vancouver with a fresh perspective and a passion for promoting equity and social inclusion. These interests ignited his desire to get involved in civic engagement and community building. Over the years, Chris has worked as a mentor for youth in various capacities. In his current role as a Social Worker, Chris provides advocacy and support for youth and families.