We’re Back!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Lone Pine Policy, a blog that focuses on rural poverty and public policy. You may remember our short run last fall, a time which I now refer to as the “beta phase.” There are no surviving posts from that era available on this blog, primarily because I decided that it would be best to wipe it clean and start anew. If you do remember our last phase, you may remember that I focused heavily on thought pieces, and as such, was unable to update as frequently as I would have liked. In this incarnation, I will be posting more frequently with a mixture of thought pieces, short pieces, link collections, and items of general interest.

Since my last post in December 2015, I have moved into a career that allows me to have a direct impact on rural poverty by providing consulting services to the people who are most directly attempting to address it. I consider myself very lucky to be in this position and am honored to be able to contribute to solving a problem that I care so deeply about.

My perspective on rural poverty is shaped by my experiences living in rural New Hampshire, Maine, and North Carolina as well as my extensive work in rural Michigan. I feel that these experiences, as well as the academic work that I have completed on the subject, provide me with a well rounded perspective that will contribute greatly to my writing and to the content of this blog.

Addressing poverty is my passion, my profession, and my hobby. I am deeply honored to be able to share this with you.

Christopher Chavis

About Christopher Chavis

Chris is a 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 2015 graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. He currently works as a non-profit, anti-poverty consultant in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his spare time, he is a rural poverty advocate and news junkie with a passion for reading and writing about all things rural. In the past, he has lived in rural Maine, New Hampshire, and North Carolina and his academic background has focused heavily on rural social policy and resource allocation. Because of the lengthy time that he lived in rural New England, he is also a huge Boston sports fan.