Chris Hauptfeld is an MAT student originally from Berlin, Connecticut. After graduating high school, he took a gap semester in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was a student-teacher of music at Mount Roskill Grammar School. Then, he attended Middlebury College for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in math and minored in music and Spanish. After the MAT program, he aspires to be a high school math teacher. In his free time, he likes to run around, sing, read, cook, and eat.