Christopher Steiner is an author and staff writer for Forbes magazine, often writing on energy, technology and innovative entrepreneurs. His research has led him to his first book, $20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives, which was published in June 2009. Steiner received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. In 2003, he received his M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. He has worked as a civil and design engineer and also as a Staff Reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Steiner lives with his wife, Sarah, and son, Jackson, in Evanston, Illinois.