Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Chris Capron

2020 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellow

Chris Capron is a doctoral student at the University of Oregon Counseling Psychology program with interests in adolescence and supports for youth of color. He hails from Los Angeles, CA and graduated with High Honors in Psychology and English Literature from Swarthmore College in 2015. He has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and Leader in Philadelphia, PA, where he focused on strengthening nonprofits, policies and programs for low-income youth. He is especially proud of his involvement with the Bread and Roses Community Fund and work expanding college access as an admissions counselor. He is interested in the intersections of race, disability and illness, education and psychological well being in youth and is always eager to try new recipes and biking trails. Chris is excited to learn more about ways that virtual education is affecting young people's psychological well being and exploring how racial consciousness is developing in the US as a Segal Fellow.