Eli Harrington

Eli Harrington

Director of Development at The Rendon Group Inc

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1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
HQ Phone:
(202) 745-4900

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Program Director  - Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Director, International Visitor Programs  - Vermont Council on World Affairs

Director of International Visitor Programs  - World Affairs Council of Vermont

Manager of Programs and Operations  - World Boston

Coordinator  - Common Good Vermont


B.A.  - International & Global Studies , 

degrees  - International & Global Studies and Journalism Studies , Brandeis University



Member of the Legislative Counsel  - Government Operations Committee

Founder  - Vermontijuana

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Eli Harrington
Manager of Operations Eli Harrington is the Manager of Operations at WorldBoston and supervises international visitor programs, volunteer recruitment/training (including internships), and is involved with external partnerships, development and communications. He has been in the NCIV/WACA family for over 3 years, having spent 2.5 years as Director of International Visitor Programs at the Vermont Council on World Affairs (VCWA) and most recently worked with CommonGoodVT, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to capacity-building within the nonprofit sector. Eli has been a featured national/regional presenter discussing social media in the IVLP and has gained experience coordinating a variety of specialized international visitor programs, especially those dealing with youth leadership. A former varsity baseball player at Brandeis University, Eli graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in International & Global Studies: Global Communication & Media and received a Hiatt "World of Work" Fellowship that allowed him to live and study in Beijing for three months in 2008 where he studied Mandarin and worked with the Voice of America (VOA). Outside of work, Eli is an avid snowboarder and makes many pilgrimages to his native Vermont each winter. In the summertime, he loves to ride his bicycle around Boston, read historical nonfiction, play all sports involving a ball, and pursue his entrepreneurial spirit with side projects and small businesses.

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Eli Harrington, Director, International Visitor Leadership Program
eli@vermont.org Eli is a native Vermonter from Winooski, whose multicultural character helped him learn from a young age to respect and appreciate his classmates from all over the world. He began to develop his international interests while in high school and traveled to France twice on exchange programs. Eli attended Brandeis University where he majored in International and Global Studies-Communication and Media, with a minor in French and Francophone Studies and Journalism. His international interests led him to study three semesters of Mandarin before deciding to study abroad in Beijing in the summer of 2008. For ten weeks, Eli lived at the Beijing Language and Culture University, studying intensive Mandarin and experiencing local life and culture leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games. While in Beijing, Eli also worked as an intern at the Voice of America's Beijing bureau. In his time there, he assisted in a variety of stories and themes from international wildlife trafficking to Olympics-related stories.

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With the passage of H. 511, medical marijuana patients and adult-use consumers can grow the same number of mature plants, points out Eli Harrington, co-founder of Heady Vermont.
"We want to improve the medical laws, so what I'm pushing for is to create a medical cultivator license," he says. "The best next step for us is having medical cultivator licenses so you can start licensing small growers and then they can start selling [cannabis] through the regulated, medical program, and then through the larger adult use program to the whole 21 plus public." Still, despite the needed improvements to Vermont's cannabis policy at large, Harrington says the legalization bill is a good step forward, showing that lawmakers have finally caught up with what's been Vermonters' will for decades. "We'll update it and fix it as we go," he says.

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