Charita James is a second year graduate student. She received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Memphis. Upon completion of her degree, Charita interned on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Travis Childers. In the summer of 2010, she worked on the Childers re-election campaign and later worked on a campaign for Superintendent for Marshall County Schools. Charita is majoring in American Politics with a minor in Comparative Politics and Public Law.