Brendan Hawk - Data Engineer
As a Data Engineer, Brendan is responsible for helping improve the UpMetrics platform’s data pipelines and operations. He is excited to be working on software and analytics geared toward social good.
Brendan has been a software engineer for over 8 years. Previously, he worked in the higher education space and at a Connecticut-based nonprofit providing an open data platform and educational resources for local activists, state agencies, and municipal governments to leverage data to inform policy advocacy.
Brendan graduated from the University of Hartford with a B.A. in Music from the Hartt School of Music and a minor in Computer Science from the School of Arts and Sciences. He also completed his Masters in Applied Data Analytics at Boston University's Metropolitan College.
Throughout childhood and his college career, Brendan studied every kind of music and theatre experience he could get himself into. He is also an avid baker and cook, spending more time in the kitchen than in any other single place—especially during the holidays. When not working, he is passionate about getting involved with local LGBTQIA+ organizations and nonprofits.