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Assemblymember Chris Holden Welcomes New Assembly Fellow

For immediate release:

Sacramento, CA – This week, Assemblymember Holden is proud to welcome Christopher Adams II as his Assembly Fellow for 2023.

Chris brings a wealth of experience of the public education pipeline after attending ten different intermediate schools and high schools due to lack of resources, funding, and discrimination. After putting his high school education on hold, he obtained his G.E.D., attended Cosumnes River Community College and then transferred to UCLA with highest honors.

“I am excited to have Chris on my legislative team as our new Assembly Fellow,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “His lived experience in our education system and passion for social justice and other issues made him an ideal candidate for my team.”

As a father, he made sure his son’s education and experience in California public schools was a much more enriching experience than his. During his time at UCLA, he was selected to become a Law Fellow member and was also interviewed for a PBS news special on higher education. Chris founded a nonprofit, A-Game Changer which provides students, especially youth from underserved backgrounds with mentorship – students are provided with a life coach and a tutor as they navigate educational and career opportunities. He also served as a board member for UCLA’s Black Student Business Association. After completing his year of service as a fellow, Chris aspires to attend graduate school for law and pursue a career in public service.