Brandon Hersey – Primary Teacher at Federal Way Public School District; Henry M. Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow

Brandon Hersey is a 2016 Washington Teach for AmericaCorps member currently working for the Federal Way Public School District as a primary educator. Prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Brandon worked as a Truman-Albright Fellow in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation under the Obama Administration in Washington, D.C. A proud Eagle Scout and member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he enjoys spending his free time exploring the natural beauty of Washington State and mentoring youth of color as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 008 based in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood. Brandon graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi Honors College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2013, Brandon was appointed as the first African American Truman Scholar from the University of Southern Mississippi. Brandon has loved his transition to Seattle and is looking forward to continuing his growth as a leader in hopes of making a long-lasting impact on his students and other youth.