Kris has a Master of Arts in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration and is keenly interested in international economics, business, trade, and politics.
He is "somewhat multilingual" he speaks sukoshi Japanese, sedikit Indonesian, ein bisschen German, and un poquito Spanish, and continues to study these languages on the side. He is also currently finishing a Master of Arts in English with a specialty in linguistics and Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL).
Kris has contributed content for multiple clients in the NPO/NGO sector as well as trade associations and consulting firms.
Kris is an avid reader of history, social sciences, and speculative fiction (fantasy and science fiction). He also writes speculative fiction and hopes to publish a book series in due time.
Kris enjoys an active and mindful lifestyle and frequently reads fitness, health, and lifestyle blogs. A frequent nomad since birth, Kris also loves travel and cultural immersion and always looks forward to his next trip, big or small.
Kris has years of experience managing, editing, and writing content in the nonprofit world for a variety of clients. These clients had target audiences ranging from savvy political analysts, international economic developers, and up-and-coming movement leaders to passionate impact investors, practically-minded small business owners, and powerful national trade associations.
Kris has researched and written internal and external content for marketing, development, and communications teams. He is particularly experienced with content in the spheres of prospect research, fundraising, external affairs, communications, and business development. He has collaborated closely with graphic designers, web managers, journalists, copywriters, analysts, project managers, and directors.
In the realm of higher education Kris has written lesson plans and other curricula for his students in English Composition I and II and English as a Second or Other Language. He has also contributed material for the External Affairs department of a major national museum to promote a prestigious international art event.
Kris has contributed to marketing and communications content, including but not limited to: web content for a national trade association, economic briefs informing corporate clients on the state of their industry, brochures and proposals for an engineering firm, web content for a policy research nonprofit, and brochures, proposals, and prospect research material for multiple fundraising and development departments.
Kris has written original, researched articles on political and cultural issues in Indonesia for a (now defunct) blog on international affairs, â€˜The Eastern Project.â€™ These blog articles were written for a broad audience presumed to have only a basic awareness of the Indonesian world. A trilogy of articles explained the historical development of Islam in Indonesia and its present forms and significance, and a standalone article gave an overview of the countryâ€™s 2014 presidential election and profiled the winning candidate, Joko â€œJokowiâ€ Widodo.
Kris has recently branched out into writing original web content for products, services, and experiences such as in hospitality and travel. As a widely traveled, internationally raised, and broadly active individual Kris has a keen interest in using effective language to increase customer access to and awareness of quality products, valuable services, and unforgettable experiences.