Brendan was born and raised in southern California. His love of narrative and social justice led him to pursue degrees in English (BA) and Theology (MA) at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining the Jesuits he served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize and worked in Campus Ministry at LMU as the director of Community Service and Social Justice. In recent years he studied Social Philosophy (MA) at Loyola University, Chicago and taught in the Matteo Ricci College of Seattle University. He now lives in Madrid where his days are spent learning Spanish, studying spirituality, eating large lunches, and taking long naps.