Brett is the Director of Research and Policy at Voices for Racial Justice, a statewide non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Originally from San Francisco, Brett graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science – International Relations. Following graduation, he spent nearly a decade working as an academic outreach coordinator for UCLA and UC Berkeley’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) before going back to school to earn a masters and a doctorate degree in education policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brett’s research focuses on holistic educational thought in K-12 schools. He is interested in the education of the whole child and in how students define and practice their own learning. Brett loves to read, write, make music, study languages, travel, swim and ride his bicycle. Brett loves Bikram Yoga because the physical strain and suffering, the constant sweating, and learning how to deal with the heat, helps him deal with the challenges in his daily life in a productive way.