Chris Geary

Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor

Chris Geary was a senior policy analyst at New America’s Center on Education & Labor.

Geary focuses on the intersection of higher education and labor and seeks to advance educational and economic equity. 

Previously, Geary was a policy analyst at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, where he conducted quantitative and qualitative research on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity.

Earlier, Geary was a policy fellow in the mayor’s Office of Youth and Families in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he analyzed public health needs.

Before then, Geary was a regional organizing director at the Mike Johnston for Colorado campaign, and a Teach For America corps member. He taught sixth grade math in Pueblo, Colorado and tenth grade history in Denver.

Geary earned his master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he concentrated in social and 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.