Harry was born in Macon, Georgia on October 28,1995. He attended high school at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, where he finished 3rd in his class and was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, an award recognizing the student who most embodied the ethos of the school. His senior year of high school, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout after completing the total restoration of a playhouse dating to 1857 for his Eagle Project. He attended university at Sewanee: The University of the South, from which he
graduated in 2018 summa cum laude with a B.A. in International and Global Studies and a double minor in Spanish and History. For his academic achievements, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2018.
He was initiated into Delta Tau Delta Fraternity in 2015, and as a member of Beta Theta chapter he served as an officer and member of the chapter’s executive board for the next three years, during which time the chapter was recognized with a Hugh Shields Award, marking it as one of the top ten chapters of Delta Tau Delta in the nation, two years in a row. Also during his tenure at Sewanee, Harry served as the foreman of the landscape crew responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the University Ravine Garden, Abbo’s Alley, for four years, as well as working in the University Admissions Department as an Arcadian, or tour guide, for three years. This included a year long stint as an Arcadian Leader responsible for scheduling tour guides and hiring and training new ones. Harry also served as a panelist for Admissions events for two years. Under the supervision of Dr. Betsy Sandlin, of the Sewanee Spanish Department, he taught Spanish to third and fourth graders at Sewanee Elementary School for two years. Harry enjoys traveling around the world, and has already spent time in the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. He has visited Egypt, Russia, and France, as well as spending time in England during two separate pilgrimages to Canterbury, the seat of the Anglican Communion. He studied abroad in Cuba during his junior year of college, and has been working with the Episcopal Church of Cuba for the last two years building relationships and assisting with asset-based community development.
Harry is an active member of the Episcopal Church, serving as an acolyte, verger, and part-time sexton at Christ Church, his home church in Macon, Georgia. On behalf of the Diocese of Atlanta, he is a liaison to the Episcopal Church of Cuba, with whom he
has been working for two years now. He is a member of the Diocese of Atlanta’s Global Missions Commission, which oversees all of the Diocese’s mission efforts and partnerships around the world.
PBK, member of Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Global Missions Commission, Eagle Scout
Harry’s research interests lie in the field of economic development, as he is greatly interested in ways to develop sustainable systems for agriculture, water, and energy that are good for both local communities and the environment. He comes from a background of work on the Palestinian-Israel conflict, with an emphasis on Mandate Period Palestine, and has focused a great deal on Latin America, especially the island country of Cuba.
After studying abroad in Cuba his junior year at Sewanee, Harry developed an intense interest in the island nation’s history, politics, and culture. For his comprehensive exam, required to graduate from Sewanee, Harry chose to write his thesis on Cuban
foreign policy during the Cold War as evidence of a distinct view of globalization which rejected both American capitalism and Soviet Communism in favor of a soft-power approach to create a uniquely third-world version of Communism. He is intensely interested in the future trajectory of the island, which he believes to possess great potential. Harry has spent part of the last two summers in the Cuban countryside working with the Episcopal Church of Cuba as part of an effort to strengthen ties between the
Cuban Church and his own Diocese of Atlanta as well as to assess the situation on the ground in order to determine how best to provide future aid to the Cuban Church. This consists of traveling throughout the Los Arabos circuit of churches in Matanzas Province, conducting interviews with locals, and extensive study of the church’s efforts at self-sufficiency and its funding of local community projects to provide clean water to three towns and to run a program to nurture talented students of the arts.