Brendan Hood has a long history of public service, progressive activism and community engagement. In high school he interned in the district office of Congressman William Delahunt (D-MA), and as a college undergraduate, he interned on the first campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA). Hood joined a public policy research firm in San Francisco as a quantitative research analyst, working on projects analyzing prescription drug safety and Medicare and Medicaid claims fraud. He now lives in West Hollywood and oversees a team at AT&T (previously DirecTV) for responsible for optimizing several billion dollars in annual customer investments.