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Christopher Wong


Spring '19, Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Award Year 

Office of Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI)

Christopher Wong is a junior at Brown University concentrating in Political Science and Ethnic Studies, with a  focus on racial justice and queer liberation. He is specifically interested in anti-discrimination policy as it relates to the intersection of people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, Chris interned at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights where he conducted investigations into alleged discrimination in the realms of housing, employment, and public accommodations. Chris has also engaged with federal legislation on these issues through his internships in the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill for Congressman Don Beyer and in the U.S. Senate for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. On campus, Chris is a member of the Brown University Queer Alliance and chaired two IvyQ planning committees with the goal of bringing diverse speakers to campus for an annual Ivy League-wide conference on LGBTQ+ issues hosted at Brown in 2018. In his spare time, Chris enjoys photography and filmmaking.