Roman Harper was born and raised in North Carolina. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Barranquilla, Colombia. After returning from Colombia, he completed language studies and received a bachelor of arts in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures with minors in Religious Studies and History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2013. He entered J. Reuben Clark Law School Fall Semester 2013. After volunteering his help during Symposium 2013, Roman was named a member of the Transportation Team of the Student Executive Committee for the 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium. He is a member of the Student Management Board of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies for 2014-2015.