Chris started his journey with Cuso International in 2012 as a volunteer with the Red Cross in Mozambique where he cultivated resources and training methods for volunteer and staff development. Chris was also instrumental in establishing Cuso International’s office in Myanmar, where he worked in 2014-15.
“I learned that being an expert doesn’t mean you have all the answers,” said Chris. “It’s about knowing how to tackle the questions. You have to be open to new ideas and to learning new skills. Your motivation changes when you work overseas, and it’s not just about you anymore. For me, it’s all about the people I work with.”
In 2016, he was named one of seven Global Changemaker Youth Ambassadors by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC). The award recognized his work in project management, community development and disaster and emergency management.