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Christopher Kirchhoff

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Christopher Kirchhoff currently is a partnerĀ at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in Silicon Valley. He recently served in Washington, D.C. and Baghdad, Iraq as the lead writer on a comprehensive study of Iraq reconstruction by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, an independent, Congressionally mandated office under the Department of Defense and State. During the Space Shuttle Columbia investigation he served as Editor of the investigation report and has also worked as an aide and speechwriter to several public officials, including the Presidential Science Advisor, and on a Senate and Presidential campaign. Kirchhoff holds an A.B. in History & Science from Harvard College Magna Cum Laude with highest honors, and an M.Phil in Politics from Cambridge University. A champion cross country and track runner, Kirchhoff received the 1996 Wendy’s High School Heisman, an award for the nation’s top prep scholar athlete. An avid traveler, he has backpacked in over 30 countries, including a trek from Moscow to Singapore overland.

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