Christopher Shea

Vice President, Engineering

Christopher has been writing code since being introduced to an Apple IIe in elementary school, but waited to start programming professionally until after getting an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He’s worked for startups in Denver and New York, mostly hacking on civic data and using technology to connect people with their communities, making Democracy Works a perfect match. Christopher has acted at the Curious Theatre Branch in Chicago and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, who would really like a dog, and his daughter, who isn’t old enough to understand that you can do that.