b. 1998, New York City.


work HISTORY :

General Services Administration
Undergraduate engineering research
United States Department of Education
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign


Commissioner in Washington D.C.


Senior Policy Advisor to the President, GW Student Association
Former Director of Digital Policy and Innovation, GW Student Association
Disaster Response Coordinator, GW Red Cross
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Volunteer Service Award, President Barack Obama
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
WWDC Scholarship, Apple
+ more


James Harnett is a developer and policy wonk from New Jersey who goes to school in the U.S. capital. In 2020, he will graduate with a B.A. in Computer Science and Political Science from George Washington University. James enjoys exploring America, is driven to improve the world with better policy and technology, and has a knack for appreciating how much dogs are humanity's best friend (sorry, cat people). He is currently a full-time university student.

He is also an elected official in Washington, D.C., currently serving as Commissioner for the District of Columbia in district 2A08.

James is a licensed scuba diver and is certified in CPR/AED and first aid. He is native to English, proficient in Chinese, and learning Russian and French.