Harley Mocker works on the New Economy Maryland Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a current New Economy Fellow.

Harley grew up in western New Jersey near the foothills of the Appalachians. He graduated from Rutgers University with degree in Political Science and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. During his time in college he participated in his local Democratic party and served as the Democratic Committee Chairman of his town. After graduating he moved south to DC where he began working as a peace and justice organizer with the Washington Peace Center. From there he was introduced to the Restaurant Opportunities Center where he sits on their Member Leadership Board and participates in the strategy conversations conducted by the National Leadership Network. In addition to the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Harley works on the New Economy Maryland project which is an arm of the Institute for Policy Studies dedicated to promoting transformational change from the current economic and social status quo to one that puts people and planet first.