Brendan Perry

Head of Research Operations

Why LEO?

“I’m passionate about using science to end poverty. In addition to learning from innovative service providers across the country, working for LEO offers me the chance to utilize my quantitative skills to improve lives. I’m grateful for the daily opportunity to work alongside passionate service providers and thoughtful academics as we explore ways to embed research into our partners’ programming.”


Brendan works with nonprofit and government agencies around the country to design research studies that will generate evidence on the impact of their programs. Previously, he served as a LEO Research Associate and as a Poverty Analytics Intern at Catholic Charities USA. Before returning to LEO as our Project Design Manager, Brendan worked as an Economic Consultant at Analysis Group in Chicago. He earned BAs in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy and a Minor in Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame. Today, he’s pursuing his MA in Public Policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

Phone: 626.379.4192