Evan Harris

Evan Harris

Media Relations and Outreach Manager

Evan Harris is the Media Relations and Outreach Manager at Pacific Research Institute. He also oversees the Young Leaders Circle, PRI’s group of young professionals interested in free-market issues and public policy.


Prior to joining Pacific Research Institute, Evan worked at Edelman, a global public relations firm. He provided strategic counsel on corporate and public affairs, ran communications marketing campaigns and managed the day-to-day account work for clients in government and the private sector. Evan specialized in public policy and public outreach related to water and flood management, energy and the environment, and media relations for legal clients. Before working at Edelman, Evan spent almost six years in the California State Legislature, serving as a communications director for a member of the California State Assembly. Evan also staffed legislative committees and ran legislation on a variety of public policy issues including housing, public safety and the environment.


Evan is on the Leadership Council of Metro Edge, a Sacramento-based young professional group. With more than 600 members, Metro EDGE is one of the largest young professional groups in Sacramento and works to professional development, networking, and continued education opportunities for the Sacramento region’s young professional community.


Evan holds a bachelor of letters and arts in political science from the University of Oregon and grew up in Northern California.