After a successful start in politics and international trade, Harper was in a life changing car accident. While working in the Kingdom of Jordan as a technical writer for the Dead Sea Water Treatment Plant, her condition continued to worsen. The sound of tango music from the basement of her office building led her to a newly opened dance school. As she took tango classes, she discovered that learning the tango bypassed debilitating pain. In returning to the States seven years after her car accident, she received a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Concussive Syndrome, and PTSD. Unable to work, she turned to the arts.
For the next five years Harper lived in project housing and enrolled in TBI studies at the National Institutes of Health. The rehabilitation process of her TBI allowed time to parlay her technical writing skills into screenwriting and acting classes. After working background on the Netflix series House of Cards, Harper relocated to Utah and L.A., continuing to work on film sets and develop her craft. In her former career Harper worked in the U.S. Senate, consulted for multi-million dollar US AID projects drafting the operations and safety manual for the Dead Sea Water Treatment Plant, and managed a ten country biotechnology education program, traveling and working in 40 plus countries. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Florida State University. Harper is currently an Artist in Residence at The Artist Foundry through the Utah Film Center.