Chris grew up in El Paso, TX and served in the Marine Corps from 2008-2016. He was predominantly stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI. He deployed to Helmand Province Afghanistan in 2010 with an attack helicopter squadron as well as to South Korea in 2011. After the Marine Corps, Chris continued his studies until transferring to Columbia University for fall 2017. He plans on studying Computer Science as he has a passion for technology.