Responsible for the development of financial support. Activities include funding for capital outlay, purchase and operation of endowments, proposals to government, corporation and private foundations, and the planning and supervision of special fundraising events.

Dr. Harju is an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and recently received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Native 40  Under 40 Award.  Dr. Harju holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from UCLA and is also a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering  Society (AISES) and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).