Christopher Hansen

Christopher is a Chicago-based young professional with a passion for civic engagement. He believes strongly in the potential for progressive, evidence-based public policy to positively impact the quality of life for a community and an individual, and he has been building his career advocating for and advancing such praxis. Professionally, Christopher has worked in research and evaluation roles across a variety of sectors, including higher education, government, and philanthropy. Most recently he serves as Research and Evaluation Partner at the Rotary Foundation where he designs and manages impact assessments for a portfolio of more than $100 million annually in international grant-making activities. Originally from the Washington, DC area, Christopher began his career as a paralegal at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee (WLC), a nonprofit civil rights law firm in the District. In this capacity, he worked primarily with the firm’s undocumented, Spanish-speaking clients in class-action lawsuits involving unpaid minimum and overtime wages as well as discrimination in employment and housing. He also served as the WLC’s community outreach liaison, leading bilingual “Know Your Rights” presentations in venues throughout the city.