Cris has been a member of the Davis Center for 15 years. She works to disseminate knowledge and research on Russia and Eurasia to a variety of constituencies, including undergraduate students, local K-14 teachers and students, and the broader community. She does this through the organization of events and workshops and the creation of relevant classroom resources. Prior to her work at the Davis Center, Cris worked at IREX in Washington, D.C., managing cultural and academic exchange programs in Russia and Eurasia. She holds an Ed.M in International Education Policy from Harvard's Graduate School of Education and a BA in History from Carnegie Mellon University.