Christiane Gant

Project Manager
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).