Harper entered the 2022 Senate race last month and hopes to triumph over U.S. Representative Tim Ryan in next year’s primaries. Last year, she went up against U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty and, although she lost out to the veteran politician, she presented Beatty with stiff competition by scooping almost a third of the vote in Ohio’s 3rd congressional district.
The Senate hopeful co-founded Columbus Stand Up!, a grassroots organization whose volunteers have stepped up to help the community during the pandemic.
Harper, who studied at high-profile universities like Princeton, Stanford and Tufts, previously worked as a senior advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She also worked as the director of policy & advocacy at the American Economic Liberties Project, a non-profit organization that aims to break up corporate monopolies.
Her resumé also includes positions at the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Center for American Progress.