Chris is a San Diego native entering his third year at the University of California, San Diego as an Environmental Systems/Earth Science major with a double minor in Biology and Urban Studies and Planning. He works as a research assistant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography developing computational models of complex systems in the context of deforestation and urban slums. He also volunteers at the clinic on campus as a Student Health Advocate, working with patients and implementing public health programs. His hobbies include hiking, cooking vegetarian fare, indulging his caffeine addiction, napping in Balboa Park underneath the flight path, and eating at Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy obscenely frequently. He plans to pursue a doctorate degree in environmental modeling or engineering after completing his undergraduate education. Ultimately, Chris would like to live abroad, probably working in academia or industry as a consultant addressing the rapidly shifting nonlinearities of the human and natural environments.