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Undergraduate degree from BROWN UNIVERSITY with a dual major in Sociology and Urban Studies. Recently received a MASTERS in City and Regional Planning from CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

Kris says... On February 28, 2014, Kris married Meghan Gourley. Meghan and Kris attended Brown University together in the early 2000’s. This picture was taken while running across the street after our wedding ceremony at City Hall.

BEST TRIP I’VE EVER TAKEN One is my honeymoon. We went to France right after the wedding. It was a very special, memorable time. Second, I spent almost three weeks in India traveling all throughout the country by motor speeder, plane, train. I did it in 2008 with three friends with no purpose other than cultural exploration. We explored Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa. PERKS OF THE JOB As a New York City government employee, it’s rare to rub shoulders with the Mayor, but in 2012, I met Mayor Bloomberg while working on Hurricane Sandy relief and reconstruction efforts in Coney Island. MORE PERKS OF THE JOB In 2013, I was invited to Frankfurt, Germany by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce to present on my work with public/private partnerships in New York City. WHAT DID I DO LAST WEEKEND? I live in Brooklyn, so we went out on the town. I love exploring the neighborhood and exploring new places to eat.

came to Canterbury--to play tennis. He took me under his wing.

LAST WEEKEND

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRUGGLE RIGHT NOW?

I struggle with accepting that it’s OK to make mistakes. I struggle with every decision I make. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be happy because my father came home every day from work unhappy and hated his job. He said, “No matter what you do, make sure you do something you love and care about.” So now I wake up each day trying to ensure that what I’m doing makes an impact and makes me happy. At the end of the day, life’s a marathon, not a sprint, and I’m probably going to have three more careers and 15 more jobs, and that’s OK.

CORNELL MASTERS GRADUATION, 2012. MEETING THE MAYOR

BEST TRIP, India

SPRING 2015 |

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Profile for Canterbury School of Florida

CSFeatures spring 15  

Canterbury School of Florida's quarterly publication, CSFeatures, is designed to give past, current and future Canterbury families and frien...

CSFeatures spring 15  

Canterbury School of Florida's quarterly publication, CSFeatures, is designed to give past, current and future Canterbury families and frien...