Paul Haakenson is the administrative coordinator for Finance, Admin, and Technology at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Haakenson interned with the Human Rights Campaign’s membership outreach team and worked with their Federal Club. Haakenson also actively volunteers with Learning Ally in Washington, D.C., where he records his voice for audiobooks to serve the visually impaired community.

Haakenson received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in English from the University of Arizona and also studied abroad in Paris, France. He is originally from San Diego.