Alumni Tale: Justin Herman ’03

What did you study at UNH?

Political Science

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

My first year out of college was spent serving as a lieutenant in a U.S. Air Force Test Wing as the public affairs officer. I was commissioned through the ROTC program at UNH.

What are you doing now?

I work at the Office of Innovative Technologies at GSA, leading the SocialGov program. I spend every day delivering innovative new solutions to the biggest challenges in public service, working side-by-side with start-ups and entrepreneurs, the White House, federal agencies, the World Bank and the Case Foundation.

How do you feel about where you are now?

The people I get to work with are humbling and inspiring: across government and the innovative sectors, there are people giving their all to tackle the challenges of tomorrow and together we’ll do just that.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

My time in Student Senate, editor of Main Street Magazine and writing for The New Hampshire were fantastic early preparation for the responsibilities as was the guidance and mentorship of professors in the Political Science Department like Ben Trout and Col. Lionel Ingram. To this day I still meet and reunite with UNH Wildcats I studied with, or whom I met at alumni events! It’s a small world out there — made better by our shared experiences and unique perspectives. I hope to return home someday to serve among the people of New Hampshire, but in the meantime if you find yourself in D.C. and want to swap stories, come find me.