Fatjon Kaja is an alumnus of The City College of New York, where he completed the B.A./M.A. program in Economics and with additional majors in Pre-Law and Philosophy, with minors in Italian and American History. Besides completing his regular coursework at City College, Fatjon also took doctoral level courses in Economics and Political Science at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
At City College, Fatjon was a Josh & Judy Weston Scholar in the Charles Rangel Center, an Ambassador and Mentor in the Admissions Ambassador Program, and an elected Executive Vice President in the Undergraduate Student Government.
Additionally, he was a Partners for Change Fellow (2013-2014), a Kaye Scholar (2013-2014), a Legal Scholar in the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies (2013 – 2015), and Treasurer and Coach for the Mock Trial Team (2011-2013). Besides these academic involvements, Fatjon was also a Co-founder and Executive Director of the Guidance for the Legal Empowerment of Youth (now the ACLU Chapter at the City College of New York) (2013 – 2015), and Policy Director of the Economic Development Policy Sector of the Roosevelt Institute at the City College (2014 – 2015).
In the past, he has worked at the Harlem Youth and Justice Center, the Community League of the Heights, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, at the office of U.S Congressman Charles Rangel in Harlem, and the Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union. Currently, he is working in impact investing at the American offices of Bridges Ventures.
Fatjon is an avid scholar of American politics and government, while he retains ancillary interest on Albanian politics and economy.
In his spare time, Fatjon enjoys reading reading 20th century Italian literature, watching Bollywood movies, as well as, TV shows such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Sherlock, and listening to music, particularly the collection of The Souls of the Jewish Violin.