Chris joined the National Drought Mitigation Center in September 2008 as a geospatial analyst. His primary area of focus will be the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI), which combines satellite data with many other variables to depict drought's effect on vegetation. He brings a wealth of experience in developing GIS applications for various clients, including water-managing agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nebraska's Central Platte Natural Resources District.
- M.A. in geography from University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2004
- B.A. in geography and history from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1994