Alumni

February 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

Philosophy Alum Works on Take A Stand On Social Security Effort

Christopher Myers in Reykjavik, Iceland, in running gear with lake in background

Christopher Myers in Reykjavik, Iceland

Christopher Myers ’12 graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Philosophy. He studied abroad in Vietnam and wrote his capstone paper on animal rights. (See “GLC students spend intersession in Vietnam.”)

Myers’ passion for social progress has been cultivated by internships with the City of Athens, a U.S. Senator, and the mayor of Cincinnati. After graduating from Ohio University, Myers worked for two law firms in Cincinnati. Having assisted family members of the slain victims of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, Myers decided against law school, opting for graduate studies in policy. Myers’ foundational studies at the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences are vital to a career in public service and continued education.

Myers graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice in 2016 with an M.S. in Social Policy. Thereafter, Myers took his first salaried position with AARP, as Regional Field Organizer of Cincinnati for the Take A Stand On Social Security effort.

While at Ohio University, Myers started the effort for the Student Employee Commission on Student Senate (still awaiting action). Read the article on “Student Employees Work for Representation.”

Myers worked over four years at Alden Library under the great librarian Doreen Hockenberry and was a member of the men’s cross country team. Myers’ favorite Athens joints were Burrito Buggy at 2 a.m., Big Mama’s Burritos, and Abrio’s Pizza!

Myers lived in Bromley Hall, Sargent Hall, Dougan House, University Courtyard, Shafer Street Apartments, and Bryan Hall.

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