Now in his eleventh year at Harvard and his tenth at the Freshman Dean’s Office, Mr. Edwards serves as Department Administrator. In this capacity, he oversees the budget, human resources, technology, and the day-to-day operations of the FDO. Mr. Edwards also coordinates the Freshman Intramural Program, serves as the adviser for the first-year members of the Undergraduate Council, is a member of the Placement Exams Working Group, and serves as a freshman proctor in Mower B (the best entryway in the Yard!).
A graduate of the Harvard Faculty of Education (EdM 2012), Brandon also holds a BA from Wake Forest (2006) and two other graduate degrees from Harvard (MTS 2008, ThM 2009) – living proof that life really is a rich, meandering adventure! Aside from academe, Brandon relishes in other, no less exciting exploration – backcountry hiking and backpacking in New Hampshire (where he recently bagged all 48 4,000' peaks), kayaking, rock climbing, world travel (Greece, Italy, Spain, and, most recently, Scandinavia), sampling Boston’s ethnic cuisines, and the music of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
I moved to Cambridge from Canada in August, 2014 after getting married in July of the same year. In Canada I received a BA in Theatre Education from the University of Winnipeg and I worked as a teacher for a variety of ages and subjects. Currently I am a House Manager at Improv Boston in Central Square and the Director of Arts Initiatives in the Freshman Dean's Office. My interests include music, movies, puzzles, and our cat Data, who lives with Phil and me in Pennypacker.
I grew up in Bakersfield, California (land of delicious Basque food, miles of agriculture, and country greats like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens). After a fun and eventful childhood in the Central Valley, I moved to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with a degree in communication studies and political science. My journey to Harvard began after I applied on a whim (the deadline was extended). I accepted and enrolled at Harvard Divinity School to pursue a Master's of Theological Studies (MTS). After meeting my life partner, great friends, and falling in love with New England seasons, I am continuing my studies here as a PhD candidate in the Study of Religion. I am an aspiring chef, music aficionado and former Limbo champion that is looking forward to welcoming and meeting the awesome Class of 2020!