Christopher Parris is the Chief Program Officer of The Steppingstone Foundation in Boston, MA. Steppingstone prepares students from historically marginalized communities to access, navigate and graduate from college. Chris is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of leading start-up initiatives in the field of education. Skilled in program development, Chris' expertise lies in the development and management of innovation within the social sector. His commitment to social justice has enabled him to use racial equity and restorative practices as important pillars in building more equitable programs at Steppingstone. Chris received his B.M. in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and M.S. Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to AISAP, Chris serves as a trustee on various school and nonprofit boards including The Meadowbrook School, Trinity Boston Connects and Hartford Youth Scholars, as well as the vestry of Trinity Church in the City of Boston.