Brendan was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, and moved to Boston after college to teach high school in the little city of Chelsea, Massachusetts. As a teacher, Brendan worked to combat the systemic injustices that his students faced by providing his students a space to be heard, appreciated, and understood. His primary method was humor, however unsuccessful that often was, because he recognized (and still recognizes) that life is too short to take oneself too seriously. If you can't find joy in what you do, then you're doing it wrong.
Brendan joined E4E because he knew that the issues that his students faced were not isolated to that one community. They were city-wide, state-wide, nation-wide. As an E4E Outreach Director, he loves getting to meet and know teachers in Los Angeles and he finds comfort in the opportunity to help that provide their students with whatever they need to be successful.