Emma L. Bowen Foundation
Session - The Broad Range of Media Careers in Content, Business and Technology
Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF). Founded in 1989, EBF connects promising students of color to internships, advocates for best practices in hiring, retention, and advancement in the media & technology industries. During its history, EBF has provided paid internships for almost 800 students of color. Over 74% of alumni pursue careers in the media & technology fields in roles ranging from account executives, engineers, on-air reporters, and include Emmy and Peabody award winners. Corporate partners include CBS, Comcast NBCUniversal, HBO, Hearst Television, Inc., and FleishmanHillard among others.
Dr. Harris has more than 15 years of direct experience working in philanthropy and nonprofits. He 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.