George Chochos

George joined Vera in 2020 as the Senior Government Affairs Associate. He currently works on Pell reinstatement for incarcerated students. Prior to coming to Vera, he was the Assistant Director of Program Management at Georgetown University. In that role, George served as the first program manager of the Georgetown Pivot Program, a first-of-its-kind program offering a certificate in Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship to formerly incarcerated DC residents. His inspirational journey from prison to the Ivy League has been featured on PBS and NPR and in The Politic, the Harvard Political Review and an award-winning article in the New Haven Register titled “From Jail to Yale.” George is a PhD candidate in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. He holds a BA in Social Studies from Bard College through the Bard Prison Initiative, an MPS in Urban Ministry from New York Theological Seminary, and an MDIV and an STM in Theology both from Yale Divinity School.