Speaker Profile

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo
Executive Director
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

Chris joined BISC as Executive Director in June 2018, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in advocacy, fostering collaboration, movement building, and leading large-scale programs. Chris has devoted her career to racial and social justice and is deeply committed to ensuring our democracy actually serves the people. She is focused on innovative and collaborative progressive ballot strategies, strengthening and cultivating new partnerships, storytelling, and supporting current and future movement leaders. Chris was born in Venezuela, raised in Texas, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her amazing daughter and their dog. Chris loves photographing our nation’s capital and whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen.