This passion for academic development is rooted in the many service and extracurricular opportunities that Brandon has taken part in.


Social Cognition Lab (January 2009-June 2009, January 2010-May 2010)

  • Researched sexism and racial identity through survey, online, and quantitative methods.
  • Involved in measurement recalibration and accuracy measurement.
  • Coded data obtained from Qualtrics, paper surveys, and various psychological measures.
  • Conducted data collection off-site in a community setting.

No Parent Left Behind (September 2010-May 2011)

  • Pursued extra research training in qualitative research
  • Conducted community research with children in a school environment


Center for the Homeless (September 2007-October 2008)

  • Worked in individual and large group settings.
  • Multitasked: Guest care, telephone and messaging, and medicine distribution.
  • Maintained community relations and organized donations.

Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Students                              (Spring 2009-Spring 2011) Member

  • Conducted freshman campus orientation on LGBT campus culture.
  • Organized itinerary for a LGBT Coffeehouse and poetry exhibition.
  • Engaged staff, faculty, and resident assistants on topics concerning LGBT issues

AllianceND                                                                                                                                  (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)


  • Led 40-person officially unofficial gay-straight alliance group in its efforts to achieve official club recognition at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Initiated fundraising campaign for group, raising over $600.00, utilizing social media
  • Coordinated community involvement with the local LGBT resource center.