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Harold Ekeh

Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President

Harold Ekeh serves as the Special Assistant to the President, providing research, editorial, and logistical support to President Michael Waldman. In this role, he supports and works closely with the President on all aspects of his office, including relations with staff, board, donors, allies, public officials and the media. Prior to joining the Brennan Center in June 2019, Harold served as a legislative intern in the office of Congressman Gregory Meeks through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program. In the fall of 2017, he co-founded Every Vote Counts, a student-led, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout nationwide and expanding voter access through civic education, voter engagement, and legislative advocacy. He currently serves on the executive board of Every Vote Counts (evcnational.org).

Harold recently graduated from Yale University where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in Government. His studies were centered around the inter-sectional impacts of systemic inequality and civic engagement with a focus on integrative social change and increasing sociopolitical mobility in under-resourced areas. At Yale, he served as the Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Councils - YMUN XLIII, Chair of the Disarmament and International Security Committee, and was a member of Yale’s successful WorldMUN 2016 Delegation to Rome, Italy. He also volunteered with the Excel College Prep program and sang in the tenor section of the Yale Undergraduate Gospel Choir in his free time. For his senior thesis, Harold focused on campaign finance reform and conducted a comparative assessment of the political emergence of state-level public financing initiatives.