Chris comes to Princeton after three and a half delightful years working at Sustainable Conservation, an environmental nonprofit in San Francisco. He worked on Sustainable Conservation’s PlantRight initiative, collaborating with plant scientists, environmental groups and the horticultural industry to stop the sale of invasive plants in California. Along with PlantRight, he worked to provide incentives for riparian restoration in California’s Central Valley, leading a cost-benefit analysis to help inform restoration along the Mokelumne River. A Michigan native, Chris attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating in 2012 after studying ecology & evolutionary biology and physics. Among other things, he enjoys riding his bicycle, taking pictures of clouds, cooking vegetarian stir fries and listening to Swedish music. An avid traveler, he spent much of the summer finding environmental inspiration while road-tripping coast to coast. After graduating, Chris hopes to collaboratively improve the implementation of biodiversity conservation in developing countries.