Christopher Eldred

Christopher Eldred

Public Relations Manager

Biography

Christopher Eldred is the Public Relations Manager at the Berggruen Institute, where he channels his background in politics, technology, policy research, and China to tell stories about the Institute’s people and programs. Before joining the Institute, Chris was a communications and research advisor to Governor Jennifer Granholm on issues related to technology, the economy, and the future of work; and a research analyst at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, working under Professor Emeritus John Zysman. After beginning his career as a field organizer for President Obama’s re-election campaign, he spent three years at Twilio, a cloud communications startup that went public in 2016. Chris then spent the 2016 election cycle consulting for campaigns for local office in San Francisco. In 2017 and 2018, he served as a research advisor to the American Jobs Project, a clean energy policy non profit, and authored a paper on the task-replacement potential of state-of-the-art natural language processing technologies in white collar jobs. Chris attended high school in Shanghai and earned his degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College in 2012. His interests include Liverpool Football Club, Egon Schiele, trance music, and the under explored nexus of social psychology, public policy, and political narrative.