Howard Lim is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Originally from southern California, Howard is a proud product of the South Pasadena public school system where he was active in city government and served as an intern for former Congressman James E. Rogan. He departed California to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, eventually earning an undergraduate degree in International Relations and a minor in Environmental Engineering. Upon graduation, Howard was commissioned as an US Army aviation officer and attended flight school to become an Apache Longbow helicopter pilot. While in the Army, Howard served in a variety of positions to include company commander and aide-de-camp. He last served as a Program Analyst assigned to the Pentagon and helped launch a veteran focused non-profit organization during his spare time.
Howard’s professional interests lie in exploring ways to enhance leadership and optimize operations in large-scale public organizations. He is also interested in closing the education achievement gap so evident in many of America’s school districts. In his free time, Howard enjoys reading, running, and flying along the banks of the Charles River as a licensed Robinson R44 helicopter pilot.