Prior to working at UAB, Harris served as the Assistant Academic Coordinator at Duke University. She worked with football, cross-country, track and field and swimming and diving freshman student-athletes.
She also spent three years as an assistant track and field coach at North Carolina Central University. She coached both male and female sprinters and cross-country athletes.
A 2005 graduate of North Carolina Central University, Harris obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and, in 2008, she received her Master of Arts in school counseling. She is a North Carolina licensed school counselor.
Harris is a former track and field All-American at North Carolina Central University under the guidance of head track and field coach Michael Lawson.
A Charlotte, N.C. native, Harris is a member of National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), USA Track and Field Association and Who's Who Among Professional Women. She is also a level one USA Certified track and field coach.