Brendan Roach is the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In this role, he assists the office of the Academy President in speechwriting, communications, membership engagement, and management of the Academy’s Exploratory Fund.
Brendan joined the Academy after receiving his Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he studied the governance of emerging technologies. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he was a Senior Associate at Freedman Consulting, LLC in Washington, DC, where had advised foundations and nonprofits in their policy work. He also holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.