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Christian Flores

Christian Flores


Christian Flores is an Associate with Mercury Public Affairs.

Six years of government experience, working at the federal, state, local, and international levels of government.

Experienced Grant and Program Administrator in the justice, reentry, and workforce development space in Chicago.

Knowledgeable in Government and Political Operations as a Former Operations Assistant for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth in Chicago and a Former Assistant Campaign Manager for a local race in Springfield.

Deep understanding of Brazilian government and politics, as a Former Fulbright Scholar, researching LGBTQ+ social policy, and as a Policy Consultant for the Government of Marica in Brazil, analyzing the Housing outcomes of a Direct Universal Basic Income program.

Graduated with a Masters of Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin in 2023, and a B.A. in Political Science, History, and Spanish from Illinois College in 2018.

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Christian Flores is an Associate with Mercury Public Affairs. He has his Master’s in Global Policy Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. During his graduate studies, he served as a Policy Consultant with the Municipal Government of Marica in Brazil, evaluating the housing outcomes of a universal basic income program for people below the poverty line. Previously, he was a Program Administrator with Safer Foundation in Chicago, where his advocacy created a pathway for people with arrest and conviction records to acquire jobs in the financial sector in Chicago, easing FDIC regulations for minor offenses and encouraging the City of Chicago to offer more holistic reentry support services. As Program Administrator he helped the organization acquire a range of Federal, State, and private foundation grants. He has also served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil and an Operations Assistant for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, and Spanish from Illinois College, and a certificate in Human Rights Studies from IFSA-Butler University in Argentina.