James Hare (User:Harej) was one of the founding board members of Wikimedia District of Columbia. He has been a Wikipedia volunteer since 2004, where he has made numerous small contributions as well as some larger ones. He edits under the username Harej. Being involved in many aspects of Wikipedia content and administration over the years, his current focus is on United States federal law, including administrative law. Originally from New Jersey, he was actively involved with the Wikimedia New York City chapter before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2010 and participating with the local meetup group there. In 2012, he was the lead organizer for the Wikimania 2012 conference. He has a degree in political science from American University. He is currently an Associate Product Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation.