Mentor: Professor Maya Nadkarni, Anthropology
Christopher grew up in Newark, DE, a town that he still likes to call home from time to time. Born in Guatemala, he was adopted when he was six months old. He is still trying to go back to this day. A junior, Chris has created an Honors special major at Swarthmore that he has titled Critical Mixed Race Studies. This major is based in the Sociology/Anthropology department and pulls from the Psychology, History, Spanish and English departments. He hopes to pursue a career in academia where he can bring his own mixed race perspective to his scholarly work as well as to the classroom.
In his free time, Chris enjoys watching Coen Brothers movies, impromptu disco dance parties with his friends, running despite tight IT bands, and acting in the various Senior productions. He wouldn't be where he is without the love, support and encouragement of mentors, friends, and family.