Chris Larkin

Senior Director of Impact

Chris works closely with design teams to integrate systems thinking, social and behavior change frameworks, and measurement in the creative design process. She leverages theory and tools that strengthen the potential for our solutions to be impactful, scalable and sustainable.

Prior to joining IDEO.org, Chris led research and evaluation with a number of creative organizations in the fields of international development and social impact. As Director of Evidence at Girl Effect and Research Manager at BBC Media Action, she gained particular experience with media, branded communications and digital approaches to social and behavior change.

Chris holds an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology. She has worked extensively in East Africa and has lived in Dublin, London, Yangon, and New York. When she’s not traveling between IDEO.org’s New York and San Francisco studios, Chris can be found exploring New York by bike, enjoying live music, or hand-binding notebooks at home with a strong coffee.

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