Chris Klene is passionate about using research to connect ideas and people and to elevate the voices of those who have been marginalized by our social structures and institutions. A Colorado native, he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he wrote a thesis about immigrants’ experience of creating home in subsidized housing sites. He first became interested in public health through his experience working with a student-run nonprofit organization, GlobeMed, which aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity. At Center for Health Progress, Chris brings his qualitative research and writing skills to support the Health Systems Transformation team and to advocate for consumer perspectives in health policy. He also serves as a youth council member on Colorado 9to25.