Harium is a retired IT manager from The Boeing Company. He spent 8 years on the Seattle School Board (2007-2015). He has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College, and K-6 Teaching Certificate in the State of Washington. During his tenure on the Seattle School Board, he served on the Council of Great City Schools and the Council of Urban Boards of Education under the National School Board Association as vice-chair.