Chris Geary

Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor

Chris Geary is a Senior Policy Analyst at New America’s Center on Education & Labor. He focuses on the intersection of higher education and labor and seeks to advance educational and economic equity. 

Previously, Chris was a Policy Analyst at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and inequality, where he conducted quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity. Earlier, Chris was a Policy Fellow in the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he analyzed the city’s public health needs. Before then, Chris was a Regional Organizing Director at the Mike Johnston for Colorado campaign, and a Teach For America Corps Member. He taught 6th grade math in Pueblo, Colorado and 10th grade history in Denver, Colorado.

Chris earned his Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School where he concentrated in Social & Urban Policy and received The Roy and Lila Ash Award for Student Leadership in Civic Engagement. He received his B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University.