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Chris Sturgis is principal of MetisNet, a consulting firm based in Santa Fe, specializing in education, youth issues, and community engagement. Chris's approach begins with drawing on local knowledge (metis) early in the design process. Chris is recognized for her leadership in competency-based education as a co-founder of CompetencyWorks. She is a prolific writer on competency-based education based on visits to schools and interviews with leaders in the field. Prior to establishing CompetencyWorks, Chris worked in philanthropy for over a decade as a consultant at the Omidyar Network and the Mott Foundation. Chris was a co-founder of the Youth Transition Funders Group, a philanthropic network. She has also worked in state government, human service organizations, and political campaigns. Chris earned a masters in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. When not working, Chris will be found reading, traveling the world or planning the next trip. She is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.