James joined Atlas Network in July 2017 as a development associate after previously interning with Atlas Network the summer before. A local Virginian, James grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and graduated from George Mason University in May 2017 with a degree in economics and a concentration in PPE. While at GMU, he was a Schumpeter Fellow with the Mercatus Center and built a strong foundation in understanding free-market economics. He currently resides in Front Royal, Va., and when he is not reading or traversing national parks, you can catch him at a baseball game or a museum.