Sarita James

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Sarita James is currently working on her first book, Family of Equations, a memoir about growing up as a geeky immigrant and winning the 1994 International Science and Engineering Fair in high school.  She is represented by Jin Auh of The Wylie Agency.

Sarita James runs a New York-based education software company called Embark. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard College, and an MBA from Oxford University. Sarita 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.

Sarita has written about her experiences 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 currently serves on the board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Sarita lives in New York with her husband and their sons, Alexander and Nicholas.

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