Women Professionals in Government

october Speaker

Chris Graves, senior staff analyst

Houston Mayor's office on Human trafficking


Speaker Bio

Chris Graves is a Senior Staff Analyst in the Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner. Under Mayor Turner’s leadership, Chris co-wrote Houston’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan with the Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking. It is the nation’s first comprehensive municipal response meant to effectuate systems change. He collects and analyzes diverse data sets across several plan objectives, assesses the impact of Houston’s core initiatives, and he helped issue the One Year Local Impact Report. The Strategic Plan mobilizes City of Houston departments such as Health, the Office of Business Opportunity, Municipal Courts and others as well as the larger community. Chris is a Fulbright Scholar Alumnus and researched philosophical conceptions of trauma in Germany at Heidelberg University. He has a B.A. in German from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in philosophy from The University of Houston-Downtown.