Chris will begin graduate studies at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island this fall in the Archaeological Oceanography program. He received his B.S. in May of 2005 in Physics and Anthropology from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. This is Chris's first oceanographic expedition and he will be working in the control van on data management. His previous archaeological experience focused on coastal hunter gatherer societies and in the future, he hopes to extend these studies underwater.