Halima Mahomed, Ford Foundation

Working with Chris is an absolute delight. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Chris on a few different efforts, and can attest to his grasp of philanthropic issues and his excellent writing skills—making tricky subjects engaging. Organized, efficient and effective, Chris is a value add to any institution.

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Maria Athanasiou, PhD, Genaissance Pharmaceuticals

Chris has a very positive, can-do attitude, learns very quickly and does excellent work. I would recommend Chris highly and without reservation for a research position.

I was impressed with his organizational skills and with how he approached and solved problems. His questions were frequently difficult to answer and required several advanced degree people to resolve them. In addition to his problem solving ability, Chris is very pleasant to work with. He is willing to do any task that advances the work, and does so happily and efficiently. Chris is an outstanding employee, an asset to any workplace. If I were in a position to hire him, I absolutely would.

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Angelo Ragaza, Lambda Legal

Chris was instrumental in producing the organization’s national membership magazine as well as weekly news rotations for the website. He seeks and supports synergy between departments and likes to tell fresh, compelling stories that represent the community and the organization well. He’s a stickler for accuracy and is passionate about authenticity in what he and others produce.

Chris helped to launch our social media program and co-authored and covered various social campaigns to support our 35th anniversary and our work for marriage and workplace equality. His work included assisting attorneys with key messaging and later working with the executive director on his monthly column. Chris is passionate about the relationship between science, technology and social activism and advocacy, and a valuable and energized partner in any team in these fields.

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Lewis Haidt, TechSoup

Chris clearly has a passion in working for organizations using technology for social good. I would recommend Chris for a community, social or content position. Chris reported to me as forum community manager, working directly with myself and others across the engagement team to position the forum as a resource for TechSoup.

Chris demonstrated excellent people skills, managing our forum moderators, all of whom are experts in their fields. Chris worked directly with forum moderators in the discovery process, soliciting feedback on how to better engage and include users in our engagement strategies. Chris demonstrated flexibility with frequently-shifting priorities, jumping between tasks and mindsets as needed to keep projects moving. Chris co-developed a business case analysis for forums integration with a new community technology platform, an analysis which considered expert content streams, innovative crowdsourcing techniques, and cross-sector partnerships. Chris also contributed content and is an excellent editor and documentarian.

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Niamani Mutima, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group

Chris has a good grasp of how ideas and concepts work together especially in working internationally. He sent detailed recommendations on sourcing information, curating content and connecting people, as they related to our organization’s initiatives, including our 15th anniversary and conference.

Chris immediately showed interest, knowledge and proficiency around conference topics and the philanthropy space in general. I was blown away by the comprehensiveness of his first draft notes from our initial discussions on the approaches we could take. When Chris drafted the scope of work for the consultancy, I noticed an attention to detail, and a comprehensive and connective approach to understanding the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the project.

He is self-motivated, an outstanding writer, plugged into emerging trends and super creative. Chris added value to our work.

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Jeffrey M. Otto, PhD, Genaissance Pharmaceuticals

As we made the transition to a clinical laboratory, Chris quickly adjusted to the stringent laboratory parameters from which we needed to operate. He designed and executed quality control experiments to maintain the integrity of DNA plate and related reagent stocks. He was also active in creating and proofing deparment protocols on a regular basis. With his consistent sunny personality and well-developed interpersonal skills, Chris was able to clearly communicate his ideas and opinions to the necessary people.

Chris is a hard working, goal-oriented individual with well developed laboratory and communication skills… a fine candidate for either a laboratory technician or technical writing position. I recommend him without reservation.

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