Dominique Harrison is a Senior Project Manager at the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program where she helps promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media and information policy. She manages the Conference on Communications Policy, Roundtable on Spectrum Policy (AIRS), oversees the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Guest Scholar Program – a scholarship initiative meant to give students of color the opportunity to foster their professional and academic career in the field of media and technology policy, and she has worked on the Dialogue on Public Libraries program.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Dominique worked as a communications fellow at the United Nations Development Program Washington, D.C. office and as a monitoring and evaluation consultant at Internews, where she assisted in the development of a published report on women-focused media development.
Her academic appointments include faculty and instructor positions at Howard University, the University of Texas at Austin and currently, Trinity Washington University. Dominique is also a International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) fellow.
Dominique holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Communication Technology Policy from Howard University. Her dissertation examines gender awareness among stakeholders of Jamaica’s information and communication technology (ICT) policy.
Through research, writing and advocacy Dominique seeks to make high-speed Internet accessible to low-income and rural populations both in the U.S. and internationally. She is also passionate about advancing diversity in the technology fields and creating educational opportunities through S.T.E.M for underserved youth.