Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in information systems at Santa Clara University in California. He worked in information technology at startups in Silicon Valley and was also a sales system engineer. For over 20 years he volunteered as a catechist in the San Jose Vietnamese community and worked with youths and young adults. Completed his first studies at Newman Center at University of California, San Diego. He is working as a regent in the Newman Center at University of California, San Diego.