Chris Ryan Rubio is an associate at Independent Sector, where he transitioned from the Upswell team to the public policy and sector health teams. Prior to Independent Sector, he worked for Senator Kamala Harris’ congressional office. Chris’s passion revolves around education, sustainable energy, criminal justice reform, gender equality, and finance. In college, he played club volleyball and worked with Little Friends for Peace, a nonprofit that teaches kids conflict resolution skills. As a graduate, Chris is looking forward to having more time on weekends to practice American Sign Language and learning more about Independent Sector’s policy agenda. Chris is a 2019 graduate of The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Human Services & Social Justice. He also completed a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management in Spring 2021.