Brendan O’Connell

Research and Administrative Assistant

Brendan O’Connell is a Research and Administrative Assistant at the Center for Renewing America.

Before coming to work for CRA, Brendan was most recently a graduate of the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders’ Program, interning in the Project 2025 department for the Fall of 2023.

Brendan is an alumnus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with minors in Theology and Latin. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy in 2022, also from Franciscan University.

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Brendan now lives in Northern Virginia.