Harrison Fuller was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a graduating senior at Whittier College with majors in Political Science (with an International Relations concentration) and Applied Philosophy, and a minor in French. His primary interest is in humanitarian assistance, specifically in the areas of poverty reduction and economic growth.
Driven by his interest in international development, Harrison completed a research fellowship concerning community-driven development in Tanzania. He has also worked for different non-profit organizations with focus on increasing civic education and creating trauma-informed workplaces.
Harrison plans to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in International Development. His goal is to provide education, healthcare, and other needed resources to communities across the globe so that they become self-sufficient, productive, and most of all, violence-free. He is incredibly grateful to be selected as a 2021 Payne Fellow, and looks forward to starting an exciting career with USAID as a Foreign Service Officer.