Chris Hofmann is a 4th grade teacher at KIPP Raices Academy in East Los Angeles, where he has founded two grade levels, developed curricula, and led various school initiatives. In 2011, in order to raise his students’ cultural consciousness, Chris along with his students’ families, created the Cultural Advocacy Project, a photo voice project aimed at highlighting ways to better integrate students’ individual identities and cultures into the school experience. Chris was awarded the KIPPLA Teacher of the Year Award in 2014. Chris started his teaching career as an English language assistant in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Amherst College with a degree in political science and holds a Master of Arts in urban education from Loyola Marymount University.