Christopher Zoia

Communications Manager

Chris joined IJC in June 2021 as Communications Manager. He is a versatile communications professional with a research and journalism background and over nine years of experience in nonprofit marketing and human rights advocacy. He has spent his career developing communications strategies and telling stories for international human rights organizations. Prior to IJC, Chris led communications at the Freedom Fund, a philanthropic fund that supports anti-slavery and anti-trafficking interventions. Previously, Chris managed the communications of the U.S. Council for International Business, a trade association focused on international policy. Before that, he worked as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has contributed to The Atlantic magazine, and he is passionate about translating policy jargon into simple, engaging prose.

Chris holds two master’s degrees, one from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and one from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, where he double majored in political science and English. Chris was born in Italy and grew up moving between Milan and New York.