James is from Apex, North Carolina where he grew up before moving to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech, he graduated in 2017 earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in World Politics and Policy. During his time as a student, James was a member of the Virginia Tech soccer team, UKIRK campus ministry, and the GERMAN Club.
During his summers in between college, James was actively involved in serving the local and international community. He interned with New Dublin Presbyterian Church and participated in Intercultural Encounter programs in Guatemala to learn more about how individuals and communities can support each other around the world. This has fueled his passion for social justice advocacy, a vision he looks to incorporate into MOVA. He became involved with MOVA as an intern during the summer of 2016 and remained involved throughout his senior year. James now serves as the Operations Officer for MOVA Technologies, Inc.