Eric James was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and migrated to Boston at the age of one. He graduated from Brighton High School and then went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. James previously served as a middle school teaching fellow for Neighborhood House Charter School. He brings to the role extensive public service experience and a passion for advocacy, with an emphasis on Boston’s youth.
When he is not volunteering for various youth programs, James spends his time playing chess, spending time with his friends and family, and riding his bike around the City.