Grassroots Leadership is pleased to welcome Chris Harris to the team as a Data Analyst & Campaigns Coordinator! Chris has been contracting with Grassroots Leadership since January, assisting with everything from software consulting to data analysis to event organizing. We are pleased to now welcome him aboard in a full-time capacity where he will help coordinate local criminal justice campaigns, in addition to policy and data analysis.
Previously, Chris worked in the software industry with a focus on public sector solutions and held various roles, including analyst, consultant, and product manager. After 10 years of working in tech, he set out to put his skills to use in the struggle for social and economic justice, and began to offer his services freelance to non-profit, advocacy organizations. He is also a long-time member of KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, a non-profit, cooperatively-run radio station, and he can currently be heard Sundays from 2-3:30pm on Hip Hop Hooray.
Chris was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas and raised in the Metroplex. He's an alumni of Austin College where he studied political science and international relations. He enjoys consuming news and tacos in unhealthy quantities, and dropping dimes and feathery jump hooks on the basketball court.