Christopher D'Urso

Founder and President Emeritus

Christopher D’Urso is a Rhodes Scholar and 2018 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BA with Distinction in International Relations, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa as well as a Master of Public Administration with a Certificate in Politics. Since 2013, Christopher served as an Investigative Aide and Outreach Coordinator for the Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs, under the purview of the NJ Attorney General, where he investigated 70 cases, returning $114,462 to consumers. Since 2012, he has worked with Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ-04) to revamp country of origin labeling laws which led to a hearing held by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in June 2014 where Christopher testified along with officials from the FDA and USDA. At Penn, Christopher was also Editor-in-Chief of the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations, Co-Chair of the University Honor Council, and Student Representative to the President and Provost's Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Student Community. He previously served as a Freed Fellow at the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and a Fox Fellow at the Office of the Governor of New Jersey. For his creation of Penn CASE, Christopher was presented with the Sol Feinstone Award by Penn Provost Vincent Price at Ivy Day 2017. Christopher is now pursuing a Doctorate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford before attending Yale Law School with the hopes of becoming a federal prosecutor and ultimately entering national politics.

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