Education & Training
Current Employer & Position Title: Petal, Product Manager
Years Served on Junior Board: 2022 (Co-Director of Tech Committee), 2023 (Tri-State Chapter Co-Chair)
Harper is a Product Manager at Petal, a financial technology startup democratizing access to credit for communities underserved by traditional financial institutions. He leads a team focused on improving the cardmember onboarding experience, driving responsible spend, and empowering cardmembers to build their credit. Prior to joining Petal, Harper was a Product Manager at PayPal working on streamlining the onboarding experience for platforms and marketplaces.
Harper received a B.A. in Computer Science from Pomona College, where he was active in student government as VP of Academic Affairs and served as a student representative on the Board of Trustees. Harper is originally from Davidson, North Carolina and now lives in NYC. He joined the InReach Junior Board in 2022 and served as the co-director of the Tech Committee. He is passionate about finding innovative ways to leverage technology for social progress and is excited to continue to contribute to InReach’s mission as co-chair of the Tri-State Chapter of the Junior Board in 2023.