Christopher grew up in northeast Georgia and has lived in California, Arizona, and Spain. His first international travels were with his parents and church community to Costa Rica. Through these experiences, Christopher developed an interest in intercultural exchanges and learning languages. He attended the University of Georgia for his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. After teaching Spanish at the secondary level for four years, he entered the field of international education with a Master of Arts in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Prior to his start with IE3 Global and OSU Global Opportunities, he supported over 200 students to pursue and successfully complete internships in Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Prague, and in Latin America.