Chris Gant

Project Director
Chris Gant

Chris came to the US from Berlin, Germany in 1992.

Chris was the Evaluation Program Manager for GEAR UP at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work, a federally funded college access program where she developed a strategic plan and built collaborations across university departments.

Chris supervised and coordinated the activities for several AmeriCorps VISTAS, work-study and UROP students, facilitated workshops for other university partners that provided tools on how to collect student data, and she developed a universal assessment tool.

In addition, Chris was the second Study Abroad Faculty Leader at the University of Michigan, Center for Global and Intercultural Studies/Global Course Connections. In that position, she built relationships with universities in Germany and the Netherlands which teach urban-based social work for student internships. Chris infused comparative policies, identifying global issues, such as prostitution/human trafficking; juvenile delinquency/juvenile incarceration and immigration/refugee crisis.

As a Graduate Research Assistant, Chris worked at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, supervising undergraduate students working on a longitudinal study of underrepresented students in STEM programs.
She has a Bachelor Degree in social work from Georgia State University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan majoring in Community Practice with a minor in Human Services Management (2010).