Charles earned his B.A. in political science in 2008 and is a life member of CAAA. During his years at UC Davis, he served as historian on the board of the Student Alumni Association. As an alumnus, Charles has served as the Executive Vice President of the CAAA Board of Directors, a leader of the Washington, DC alumni group, a CAAA chapters committee member, as well as the CAAA awards subcommittee member. Charles currently works for Turo as the senior public policy manager. Charles and his partner live in Sausalito.