Christopher Arraya

Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill // Builder, founder, engineer.

Virginia, USA



Hi! My name is Christopher Arraya. I'm deeply passionate about artificial intelligence (AI), opinion dynamics, entrepreneurship, and computational social science. Feel free to send me an email!

Work Experience


Feb. 2024 - Present

Software Engineer Intern

Building in the healthcare space.

Encode Justice

Aug. 2023 - Present

AI Issue Advisory Board Member

Advising on the impact of AI on criminal justice.


Aug. 2023 - Present

Emerging Technologies Youth Board Member

Advising on AI's role in our social world.

Skalara, Inc.

Apr. 2023 - Apr. 2024

Co-Founder & CEO

Automating project management for tech teams. Backed by the 1789 Fund.

IT Support Technician

Residential Computing Consultant (RCC).

UNC Office of Undergraduate Research

May 2023 - Aug. 2023

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Quantified political polarization on Facebook during the 2019 Bolivian political crisis.

UNC Department of Sociology

Aug. 2022 - May 2023

Research Assistant

Uncovered the impact of protest movements on society using computational methods with the UNC Department of Sociology.

Explore Program Fellow

Learned about Discover's software engineering and business development opportunities.

Jane Street

Jan. 2023

FOCUS Program Fellow

Learned about Jane Street's software engineering, quantitative trading, and business development roles and opportunities.

Jane Street

Jul. 2022

Unboxed Program Fellow

Learn about Jane Street's business development roles, and worked on projects and exercises with Jane Streeters.

George Mason University

Jun. 2021 - Aug. 2021

Research Assistant

Computationally explored the dynamics that contribute to the success of community gatherings in the Community Informatics Lab (CIL) at George Mason University.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2022 - Present
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Sociology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

2018 - 2022
High school diploma with a concentration in Computer Science


Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Machine Learning
Fullstack Development
Data Analysis

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