David Harris
David Harris
Strategic Advisor and Design Researcher


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

He worked with the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development as their Startup Advocate from 2015 to 2019. 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. 

Other Experience

  • Lead Organizer
    Hack the Central District
    2014 - 2015

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

  • Mac Genius
    Apple Inc.
    2009 - 2010

  • Founder
    Dream Allies Tutoring
    2008 - 2010

  • Software Design Engineer in Test
    Microsoft Corp.
    2006 - 2009

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



  • 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