James White is the senior program manager for Ascend’s leadership initiatives. He plays a central role in program design, technical assistance for Fellows’ action plans, and alumni activation for the Ascend Fellowship. He led Ascend’s learning and action communities on fatherhood and child well-being and served as a lead author in the resulting recommendation reports.
Prior to joining Ascend, he supported a portfolio of programming dedicated to elevating youth voice within the Aspen Institute and beyond and led the team’s strategic communications efforts.
Previously, James worked as a public relations intern at Time Inc., where he supported brand communications efforts across a portfolio of brands including TIME, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. A native New Orleanian, James holds a B.S. in communication with concentrations in persuasion and social influence and media studies from Cornell University.
Stories featuring James White
Bringing Fathers Into Focus for Child & Family Well-Being Read More »
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Statement and Call to Action: Condemn Police Violence and Structural Racism Read More »
WEBINAR: Stopping Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders Where They Start: Prevention and Treatment in Adolescence Read More »