Chris Wagner studied political science and German language and literature at the University of Kassel. After volunteering in extracurricular political education, he worked as a German teacher for unaccompanied refugee minors and as a history teacher at the project vabia – Integration of Young People for Young People. Afterwards, he completed the Leadership Program of Teach First Germany in an elementary school in Hamburg. Since mid-2020, he has been working as a project manager and trainer at ichbinhier e.V.
As of August 2022