Brayan Lee Rosa Rodriguez
Brayan Lee Rosa Rodriguez is the Public Policy Manager at the Youth Development Institute (YDI). Reporting to the Executive Director for the Youth Development Institute, Brayan analyzes policy, creates policy briefings and manages relationships with key policy actors in the local and federal policy arena. Prior to joining the Youth Development Institute, Brayan worked as a Tutor Supervisor for the Columbia University’s Tutoring and Learning Center in New York. Brayan has a master’s degree in Public Non-Profit Management and Policy (2016) from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Puerto Rico in Carolina. Brayan is an alumnus of the Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellowship for the New York University Leadership Initiative and The SAGA Innovation fellowship.
Brayan is a first generation college graduate who was born and raised in Sabana Abajo, a public housing project in Carolina, Puerto Rico. These life experiences led him to develop a passion for education and poverty alleviation policy, and how both impact low-income communities. On his off time you will find him playing basketball or watching a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. He is a fan of Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson. If not basketball, Brayan will be running in the mornings or evenings to train for a marathon. His favorite animal is a cow and blue is his favorite color.