Brandon McReynolds is a fourth year Ph.D student in Applied Sociology at the University of Louisville. Brandon is a native of Louisville. His research focuses on issues that fall under Public Policy, Education, and Urban Sociology. Brandon holds a Master of Arts degree from The University of Louisville in Sociology and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from The University of Louisville. He has previously served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Race in the U.S. while getting his Masters. During his time as a Ph.D student for two years he served as a Doctoral Fellow. In the summer of 2016, he joined CEPM as a Graduate Research Assistant.