Etienne Chris
Christopher Etienne

I am the STEM program coordinator of the Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University. I am also a journalist and an Africana Studies scholar with a background in creative writing, journalism, and video production. I seek to use my accolades to spotlight injustice and raise awareness about social issues. Armed with education and empathy, I use my skillset to instruct and enlighten individuals hailing from justice-impacted communities. I demonstrate my commitment to this work in my professional life. During the spring of 2015, I joined the NJ STEP program staff, where I tutored formerly incarcerated individuals looking to pursue postsecondary education. Since then, I have worked with various organizations such as Rutgers University, SOBA College Recovery, the Renaissance House, and Brooklyn CRAN, where I mentored individuals seeking out postsecondary education, educated at-risk youth, and helped the mentally ill population reacclimate back into society. I have over a decade of experience working with the justice-impacted community. As I look toward the future, I hope to use my resources to create more progressive pathways toward education and prison reform.