Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the nation’s leader in creating career opportunities for people of color within the media industry. The Emma Bowen Foundation, together with its 41 corporate sponsors from leading media outlets around the world, develop and manage programs that focus on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development for students of color students. Approximately 700 students have completed the Emma Bowen’s programs and many have pursued careers in the media industry.
Dr. Harris has more than 15 years of direct experience working in philanthropy and nonprofits. Dr. Harris received his doctorate in Public and Urban Policy from the New School, where his dissertation was on understanding how socio-economic diversity in the African-American community affects their philanthropic interests. He also holds master’s degrees in Management and High School Science Education from New York University and Columbia, respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.