Brandon studied political science and education policy at Stanford. In addition to serving as a Congressional intern in Washington D.C., Brandon has written for the Huffington Post, spoken for TEDx, and aspires to a career in government and public service. An aficionado of smooth jazz, Spanish language, and spoken word poetry, Brandon is excited about what lies ahead during his time on the Farm.
Phone: Ubuntu Academy Silicon Valley is home to the wealthiest zip codes on the planet. However, in the midst of ubiquitous innovation, poverty remains a prominent force reinforcing inequality. Ubuntu Academy aims to bridge the gulf between the programmers and the poor, teaching the fundamentals of entrepreneurship to children of communities underrepresented in the tech and start-up arena. The organic, community-based academy provides career planning, academic tutoring, and identity development to ensure post-secondary success. Overall, Ubuntu Academy envisions a dynamic space for low-income and underserved students that incubates youth innovation and leadership and equips them with the tools to empower themselves and the ecosystems around them.