Brandon works with Free Press allies and activists to help empower people in their own communities to fight for a fair and open internet for all. Before joining Free Press, he worked as a community, labor, political and electoral organizer. Earlier he worked as an educator and served as an English education volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, serving in both the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Rwanda. Brandon is originally from Kansas and earned his B.A. in international political economy with a focus on international development from the University of Puget Sound. On weekends he enjoys being out in his garden or smoking meats to share with family, friends and dogs.