Brandon Tran is a sophomore at the University of Southern California majoring in Political Science with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Management. He is a first-generation college student and a first-generation American, having immigrated to the United States from Vietnam as a child. Within politics, his primary area of interest is in studying and mitigating political polarization, which he hopes to do in his work with YIP. He is also a member of No Labels’ Youth Congress, where he works with other young political minds around the country to develop policy that could ultimately be presented to members of Congress in the Problem Solvers Caucus. In Brandon’s free time, he enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and writing.
While inquiry-driven, the content of this project may have a partisan leanings as it was a capstone project in the 2022 Fellowship.