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Chris Caines is the Executive Director of the Miami Urban Futures Initiative at Florida International university. Previously, Chris served as Interim Miami Program Director and Program Associate at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation where he worked to develop and execute a community outreach and grant strategy focusing on advancing the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Miami. Caines has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Wesleyan University and is currently an MPA Candidate at Florida International University pursuing a concentration in Community Development. He serves as vice chair on Miami-Dade County’s Millennial Task Force’s Transportation Committee and has been named a Harvard Business School Young American Leader and a Legacy Magazine 40 under 40 Black South Florida leader of today and tomorrow.