So I’ve got a pretty smart cousin. His name is Karter Harmon. He just graduated with his Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) from the Indiana University School of Public Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Dude got his masters in five years. Five. His GPA in undergrad was 3.87, masters program it was 3.75. Needles to say, he’s a smart young man. Well, he’s wanting to get a job in the real world now so I thought I’d help him out. Karter is actively seeking a position in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. He’s interested in natural resource management, marine policy, statistical modeling, business analysis, and consulting. Data/Numbers guy. That’s essentially an area he’s great at.

Market researcher, analyst, business strategy consulting, management and consulting firms — these are all jobs that I think not only his skill set but his interests would match perfectly. So since I’m pretty well digitally connected to the west coast tech side (California, Washington), I figured I’d help out!

Area’s of expertise:

  • Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Data Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Econometrics
  • Consulting

He’s been published twice, and he has two more publications under review.


Under review:

  • Slaper T, Harmon KM, and Rubin B (2016). Measuring industry cluster performance. Proceedings of the 2016 Western Regional Science Conference, Waikoloa HI.
  • Harmon KM and Kite-Powell HL (2015). Oil infrastructure and marine ecosystem health in the Western Arabian Gulf. PLOS ONE.

His skills an certifications are pretty sick so I might as well just list them too:

  • 3+ years of experience with statistical analysis programs (SAS, R, MATLAB, Stata)
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • 3+ years of experience designing and conducting policy evaluation and econometrics research
  • 2+ years of management experience (small business)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 4+ years of experience communicating statistical and scientific concepts to diverse audiences
  • Conversational Norwegian language skills
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Record producer, composer, and performing musician (10+ years)

I know he’d really love to be in Los Angeles or Seattle, but he’s pretty eager to get west and get started. Here are some¬†links to his full resume: resume in word doc¬†and resume in pdf doc.

You can check him out on Linked In too: Karter Harmon

Needless to say I’m pretty proud of him. So if anything I could do to help him get started out west takes shape, I’d be elated. If you want me to connect you, I’d be more than happy to!