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Sarita James Biography – Sarita James Wiki
Sarita James is the CEO of Embark, a leading college admissions software company that helps universities and fellowship programs with admissions: recruiting students, collecting online applications, and managing the online review process. To date, Embark has powered over 13 million student applications from more than 150 countries. Prominent client institutions include Harvard, the Rhodes Scholarships, the Fulbright Program, and the University of Amsterdam. According to her LinkedIn bio, she is also an Independent Board Director at Marathon Digital Holdings, a cryptocurrency mining company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard College and an MBA from Oxford University.
She began her career in product development at Microsoft Corporation, where she was awarded two patents. She has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and served within federal and local government. In 2008, she was awarded one of fourteen White House Fellowships and, under the Obama administration, was appointed Acting Branch Chief of the Small Business Administration’s domestic Microloan program.
She has written freelance articles about growing up Indian in Indiana for The New York Times. After winning the 1994 International Science and Engineering Fair, she contributed a chapter to the book Girls and Young Women Inventing. She previously served on the board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
She is currently working on her first book, Family of Equations, a collection of personal essays. She writes about growing up as a geeky immigrant and winning the 1994 International Science and Engineering Fair in high school. Later essays cover working as a White House Fellow through the Bush-Obama transition and being a female tech CEO. She is represented by Jin Auh of The Wylie Agency, according to Sarita James’ biography on her official website.
Sarita James Age
She was born into an Indian Catholic family.
Sarita James Husband
She is married to her husband Vishal Garg, the founder and CEO of of Better, the first and only digital-first homeownership company whose goal is to make home more affordable, more accessible and just plain better, for all americans and eventually everyone else.
James gained an insider’s view of entrepreneurship from her husband, Vishal Garg, who she met in New York. From him, she learned how to find balance through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
“Vishal took his first company public at 25,” James told The Harvard Alumni Association. “One of his ventures went bankrupt the week before our wedding after its primary bank partner folded during the financial crisis. Fortunately, Vishal was still in good spirits on our big day!”
Sarita James Children
She has three children.
Sarita James Family
She lives in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment in Tribeca, New York City, New York with her husband and their three children.
Sarita James Nationality
She is of American nationality.
Sarita James Ethnicity
She is of Asian ethnicity.
Sarita James Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @saritajames1.