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Brendan Bell

Brendan Bell

Class Year: 2023

JD/MBA Program Model: 3-Year

Hometown: Havertown, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Major and Institution: Political Science at University of Notre Dame (also received a M.Ed in Secondary Education at Notre Dame)

Previous Professional Experience: Program manager and research assistant at DC-based think tank; High school social studies teacher

Extracurricular Involvement: Editor for Penn’s Journal of Business Law; Writer for The Regulatory Review, Wharton Golf Club, Wharton Public Policy Club

Career Plans: Law and Public Policy

Why a JD/MBA? I chose the Carey JD/MBA for a number of reasons. First, the Carey JD/MBA seamlessly integrates studies from Penn Law and Wharton. The design of the program allows for someone like me, who was a teacher and public policy analyst, to round out my interests in law, economics, and business. Second, Penn’s JD/MBA community is especially close-knit and supportive, which makes the experience more than the sum of its parts. Finally, I grew up outside of Philadelphia, and recognize that Philadelphia is a special city. The food, history, and culture are incredible and yet they remain underrated.