Chris Rapalje

Chris Rapalje is Global Strategy and Intitiative's (GSI) Director of Programs and Services. She joined GSI in 2014 to establish and lead the Global Services function which was created to help faculty and staff with the business and administrative aspects of international work. Chris came to GSI from Emory's Business Practice Improvement office, where she managed a number of projects including a yearlong collaborative effort that explored how Emory could strengthen its support of international activity.

Prior to her arrival at Emory, she spent 7 years in the Equity Research department at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where she was most recently vice president. Her professional experience includes project management and consulting work for private- and public-sector clients.

Chris has an A.B. from Smith College and an M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.