Brendan Tinoco

Research Associate

Why LEO?

"With its focus on research-driven solutions to providing relief for the most vulnerable individuals and communities in the U.S., LEO offers the rare chance to apply my education and skill set to the benefit of others, both by directly working with our partners and by working to better understand the nature of poverty, its causes, and effects. The opportunities that presented themselves to me throughout my life have been largely due to the fortunate circumstances of my background and I am glad to be able to finally use these opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others." 


Brendan works with LEO’s partners and faculty in a variety of logistic and analytic capacities to ensure the successful operation of projects. His projects include work involving the criminal justice system, mental health, and education. He received a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Arizona and an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is particularly interested in language, the history of technology, and their impacts on economic development.

Phone: 574.631.9270
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 3104