Brandon Wu is a Senior Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA, focusing on international climate finance and adaptation policy.
Senior Policy Analyst
Brandon Wu is a Senior Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA, focusing on international climate finance and adaptation policy. Wu is an experienced researcher, organizer and policy analyst.
From 2005-2010, he served as a researcher and grant-writer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch in Washington, DC, doing policy analysis and advocacy around making U.S. trade policy more just and inclusive. Prior to that, he worked at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (now Environment America) researching and advocating for policies to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions.
In May 2012, Wu earned a Masters of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, conducting primary field research on how Afro-descendant Colombian communities have engaged with transnational activist and human rights networks to resist economic development policies that negatively affect their rights to territory, self-determination, and the exercise of ethnic identity and cultural difference.
He was also a lead organizer in an effort to unionize 4,500 graduate employees at the University of Minnesota.
He earned a B.A. in sociology from Yale University, with a focus on international development and global inequality.
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