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  • Chris Walsh sits in the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation at the Grand Opening on November 14, 2019.
    Cali Godley

Chris Walsh

Director, Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation

Chris Walsh is an experienced educator, media producer, and entrepreneur passionate about using digital tools to bring large scale innovations to teaching and learning. Chris started his career as a middle school teacher, and since then has held leadership positions with numerous national education organizations including: New Tech Network, Edutopia, WestEd, and the KIPP Foundation. He also co-founded the Google Teacher Academy and was the executive producer of the Infinite Thinking Machine, one of the first education internet TV shows. In addition to his non-profit work, Chris is a serial ed tech entrepreneur, including serving as the CEO of Zaption—an interactive video learning platform acquired by Workday in 2016.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, walk-n-talks, and searching for the perfect (gluten-free) chocolate chip cookie. His daughter, Kathryn, graduated Carondelet in 2018.


BA, History - UCLA
MA, Learning, Design, and Technology - Stanford University

I Can Help With:

Programs at the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation, including:

  • Carondelet Ventures
  • Teen Hackathon
  • Innovators@Caondelet Speaker Series
  • the Student Media Festival

Courses I Teach:

Engineering for Social Good


Learn more about Chris via his Linkedin profile:

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