After graduating from the University of North Texas, Christopher Henson earned a Master’s of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington, D.C. Following his graduate work, Chris accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program. In 2012, Chris graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. and is now a member of the Maryland Bar. He and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Undergraduate research has proved extremely valuable in his pursuits. His research into issues and principles of international law helped him secure a scholarship to American University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the graduate student journal, Swords and Ploughshares (now the Journal of International Service). This experience aided him in his application to the Office of Communications with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) through the PMF program, which provided an avenue for work on congressional and legislative issues. After 5 years of working on this portfolio, Chris has taken a position with VHA's Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs, where he continues to research new issues in preparation to draft regulations and review policy on veterans health care issues.