Chris Rodriguez is the Senior Public Policy Advisor for National Disability Institute (NDI). Chris has extensive experience working on behalf of individuals with disabilities both on the state and national levels. Prior to joining NDI, he worked for Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. as director of governmental affairs and media relations. He has also worked for UCP National, the National Association of Councils for Developmental Disabilities, and The Arc of Texas. Chris earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas, concentrating on Social and Economic Policy as well as Disability Studies. His drive to assist individuals with disabilities is a result of his personal experience with disability: Chris is the younger brother to an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities.