David D. Harris
David D. Harris
Strategic Advisor and User Experience Researcher

About David

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David is a Strategic Advisor and User Researcher based in Seattle, WA.

Since 2015, he has worked with the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development as their Startup Advocate. In 2016, his participation in Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders Program, as well as the White House Summit on Building the Tech Workforce of Tomorrow, inspired his participation in other projects on cross-sector collaboration and the future of work. 

In 2018, David graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering. That same year, he also participated in the German Marshall Fund's Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative, along with thirty other mentors from across the country. His current interests include circular economy product and service design, shared mobility through decentralized technology, and platform cooperativism. 

Previous Roles

  • Lead Organizer at
    Hack the Central District
    2014 - 2015

  • STEM Integration Program Manager at
    TAF (Technology Access Foundation)
    2010 - 2015

  • Mac Genius at
    Apple Inc.
    2009 - 2010

  • Founder at
    Dream Allies Tutoring
    2008 - 2010

  • Software Design Engineer in Test at
    Microsoft Corp.
    2007 - 2009

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering at
    the University of Michigan
    2001 - 2006

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Awards

  • 2017 Crosscut Courage Award - Technology

  • 2016 National Urban League Young Professionals: “Heroes in the Movement” Award

  • 2015 University of Michigan Black Alumni Award: “Making a Difference - Technology”

  • 2015 The Seattle Weekly Best Tech Idea

  • 2015 Geekwire Awards: “Geek of the Year” Finalist

  • 2014 Seattle Magazine: 51 Most Influential in Seattle