Grandson of President Jimmy Carter, James Earl Carter IV was born in 1977 during the first few months of President Carter’s time in office. James is a lifelong student of political science, both in the United States and abroad. He has worked on numerous US political campaigns and has participated in election observations with The Carter Center in countries like Nigeria and Indonesia, among others. Inspired by his grandfather’s relationship with the country of Panama, James worked as an independent consultant for the government of Panama, writing grants for the Ministry of Social Development. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Management and Governance from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, and is the owner and founder of Carter Research, a political research firm based in Atlanta.