About

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Chris is a communications strategist, writer, and career counselor whose education and work led him from his birthplace in New England to the river-bend of New Orleans. He currently lives there with his wife Mallory, their son Caleb, and their cat Li’l Easy.

After attending Georgetown University for his BA, Chris studied the Greek and Roman Classics at the University of Virginia. He was awarded an MA in 2009 and a PhD in 2014.

For the next three years Chris taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Classics at Tulane University. During that time, he took on leadership positions with the Society for Classical Studies, the Crescent City Homebrewers, and the Nyansa Classical Community. He also fell in love with New Orleans, where he and Mallory purchased their first home in 2016.

The following year, Chris accepted a position in the Pursuit Center of Excellence at a global consulting firm. In this role he travels the US helping teams develop strategic messaging and write proposals for high-value projects.

Chris has written extensively on his journey from academia to a corporate career and frequently advises others who are making the same transition. In addition the the blog attached to this site, he produced a guest piece for Beyond the Professoriate and recently drafted a book about his experiences. That work—tentatively entitled Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide—is now under contract with Princeton University Press.