Chris Oparko was born and raised in California’s Bay Area. He came from large family totaling of 9 siblings and was the first in his family to attend a University. Upon starting his undergraduate career at Santa Clara University, Chris changed his focus from Aerospace Engineering to receive his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics. He then pursued a Masters of Physics with an emphasis in Cosmology at the University of California, Davis. As a graduate student Chris worked on projects involving Galaxy Lensing in order to calculate the Hubble Constant.
To this day, Chris remains a Bay Area resident and has found more interests outside of his academics involving soccer, arts and crafts, baking, and most recently tending to a dying garden. Through a diverse set of interests Chris strives to teach in a way that embraces many perspectives for a greater understanding.