Brendan Rooks currently serves as an Economic Justice Fellow working in state and federal government affairs at the Student Debt Crisis Center. He is a current undergraduate student in international affairs and public policy student at the University of California, Riverside.
At UC Riverside, Brendan has worked with various campus lobby groups and campaigns, such as the Double the Pell Grant campaign, to advocate for more access to higher education. He also advocates for significant policy change in his role as a director of UCR’s Roosevelt Network chapter. As a student loan borrower, Brendan has worked several jobs throughout his undergraduate career to support himself in his education. In his free time, he is a volunteer beekeeper and avid outdoorsman.