Christopher Hopson is an associate in The Raben Group’s Issue Campaigns & Movements practice area. With a strong background in writing, interviewing, and research, he helps clients create, sustain, and build on movements for policy change.
Before joining Raben, Christopher was a research fellow with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, conducting interviews and community outreach in cities across California to better understand the challenges faced by low-and-moderate-income communities. He was drawn to that work by his advocacy for social inclusion during college, where he served as an undergraduate representative on a university-wide task force charged with reforming administrative procedures and campus culture to better serve staff, students, and faculty. In addition, Christopher served as co-chair for inclusivity and outreach on the board of the Black Students Association. In the classroom, Christopher conducted research on ethics and social theory, which culminated in a senior thesis project on racial integration as a question of political philosophy.
A native of the Washington, DC, area, Christopher was drawn into politics during the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama. His own family’s history of resilience in the face of institutionalized discrimination has given him the drive to help make the world a more just place. Christopher graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and African American Studies. When he’s not reading or writing, Christopher is most likely playing piano, cooking, or watching reality television.