Senior Strategy and Project Manager for the Office of the City Administrator, Washington, D.C.
Shae Harris is the Senior Strategy and Project Manager in the Office of the City Administrator in Washington, D.C, where she leads cross-functional projects across District government while providing strategic consultation on policies related to equity, and social and economic development.
Shae strongly believes that systemic change happens at the policy-level which prompted her to obtain her Master of Public Administration from American University. She also holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University, received a Nonprofit Executive Management Certificate, and Project Management Certification both from Georgetown University.
Shae previously served as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and the Deputy Director at the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs, where she informed policies for people touched by the criminal justice system. In those roles, she conducted in-depth research, analyzed programmatic initiatives related to returning citizens, and served as the liaison between community-based organizations and local/national stakeholders within the criminal justice sector.
Prior to her tenure in government, she served in various capacities in the nonprofit sector where her efforts were dedicated to transforming the lives of the District’s most vulnerable residents. In 2016, Shae founded her own business, T.R.Y (Transitioning and Rehabilitating Yourself) LLC, to provide consultancy services that promote equity and sustainable change through policy and communication strategies. She has a wealth of experience from working to improve the lives of marginalized and underserved populations in the District, and sincerely believes that we are the change-agents that we are seeking.