Chris began her career as a high school science teacher and leverages her classroom experience to support education across a wide variety contexts. Outside of her work in K – 12 classrooms Chris has worked for Universities, the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and for-profit national Ed Tech organizations in roles such as Science Instructional Coordinator, Science Assessment Specialist, Instructional Coach, Undergraduate and Graduate Instructor, Senior Manager of Service Operations, Director of Learning and Development, Director of Product Operations, and Data Operations Manager. She enjoys working with school leaders and other stakeholders to better understand best practices in instruction and data use across all grade levels, subject areas, and school types. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Neuroscience, from the University of Texas at Arlington with an M.Ed. in Education, and is ABD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison for a PhD in Educational Psychology with a focus in Learning Sciences and a minor in quantitative methods in education. Chris has two sons, one who attends the University of Wisconsin and one who attends Helena High School. She lives in Helena with her partner, three dogs, and a cat.