Chris Spahr, AICP is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with a research focus in transportation and public health. He is currently serving as a Multi-setting Analysis Project Assistant with the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative and is the 2015-2016 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow with the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee. From 2012 until 2015 Chris served as a Project Assistant at the State Smart Transportation Initiative working with states to promote environmental sustainability and equitable economic development, while maintaining high standards of governmental efficiency and transparency. Chris has also worked as a Planner for Michael Baker International in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where he provided consulting services to state departments of transportation in the areas of transit and rail planning as well as National Environmental Policy Act reporting from 2009 until 2014. Chris served as a Municipal Service Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay from 2005 until 2008. He holds an MS in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.