Andrew Brennen

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

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Andrew Brennen is a co-founder of the Kentucky Student Voice Team and a senior advisor. He previously served as Student Director, during which he led the successful #PowerballPromise campaign that restored $14 million for low-income student scholarships in 2016. Andrew is now a National Geographic Explorer and Education Fellow supporting youth led movements and organizations around the globe.

Andrew has held communications and strategy positions in a number of organizations, including the Obama Foundation, McKinsey & Company, and Hattaway Communications. Andrew graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Writings & Publications

August 9, 2016

Kentucky Youth Release "Students As Partners" Report

May 15, 2016

Student Perspectives Essential to Understanding Gaps

June 14, 2015

Affordability and the College Dropout Crisis

June 12, 2015

Student Voice Team Releases "Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success"

March 23, 2015

More Than Three Hundred Students Rally for House Bill 236

March 18, 2015

Students Plan Monday Rally in Frankfort for House Bill 236

February 8, 2015

Student Voice Team "Does Democracy"

November 10, 2014

Involve Students in Search for Fayette County Superintendent

March 12, 2014

Students at the Core of Legislation

March 6, 2014

Time for a Change in Kentucky's School Funding

February 17, 2013

Students Should Have Say in College Training of Classroom Teachers