Chris Owen

MBA/MS Candidate 2020

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability



Chris is passionate about positive organizational scholarship and people strategy. He joins the Erb community after serving three years in Ecuador with the U.S. Peace Corps, first as a business consultant in the natural resource conservation program and then as a Regional Volunteer Leader. As a business consultant, Chris equipped environmental NGOs nation-wide with the tools for organizational development. As an RVL, Chris collaborated with senior staff to manage and train incoming volunteers. Prior to his service with the Peace Corps, Chris co-founded Hosea’s Heart, a non-profit organization in Swaziland, Africa, which shelters and empowers at-risk girls. Chris graduated from Marquette University, and enjoys canoeing, hiking, and cycle touring in his free time.