Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
high school: Gonzaga College High School
college: Northwestern University
MAJOR: Industrial Engineering
GRAD. PROGRAM: Johns Hopkins University (2006, MA)
Christopher Khan graduated from Northwestern University having triple majored in Industrial Engineering, Political Science, and International Studies. He was also selected for Northwestern’s competitive Undergraduate Leadership Program and completed a concentration in Business Management. These diverse interests lead him to pursue internship opportunities in the US, UK, and Spain. Chris also had his share of fun in college—not only was he Northwestern’s mascot, Willie the Wildcat, he was also voted Northwestern’s “Homecoming King” his senior year.
Upon graduating, Chris started his own consulting firm. Originally providing strategy consulting services to nonprofits and NGOs in Washington DC, his focus has expanded over the years to include projects in the fields of international development, healthcare economics, and alternative energy. His work has taken him around the world, and he has written a book, Notes to Self, chronicling the interesting lessons he has learned over his unconventional career thus far.
Chris has also co-founded a microfinance NGO in Kisumu, Kenya. Working with his team in Kenya, he developed a unique strategy for reducing the costs of administering micro loans to the rural poor. The organization currently provides thousands of clients with the financial services they need to grow their businesses.
Chris also holds a M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.