John Brady, 2014
- Assistant Director, Professional Development & Global Education
- DSC employee since 2007
Degrees and schools where awarded: Master of Nonprofit Management, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Political Science/International Affairs, Florida State University; Associate of Arts Degree - Daytona State College
Career/Professional honors: LDI Graduate (2013)
Outside interests: Spending time with my son, camping, beachin’ it, traveling, home brewing, cooking, listening to music (obsessing over jazz at the moment) and baseball.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I served as a program officer at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York City in support of the Ford International Fellowships Program.
What professional projects are you working on right now? At the moment we are putting the final pieces in place for the Academic Excellence Symposium, which will be held on April 25, and preparing to launch the Ideas for Innovation Program (stay tuned for details). On the Global Education front we are assisting with the launch of the School of Education’s study abroad program to Haiti that will depart in late May. We are also celebrating the first DSC student who has completed the Falcon Passport Program.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Broadly, it has been a privilege to witness individuals who realize their full potential.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I hope to one day earn my doctoral degree.
In life? I hope to be a positive example for my son and to travel and visit as much of the world as I can.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? My grandmother once told me that you cannot control much in the world other than how you react. This has stuck with me for decades. Solid advice grandma!
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I’m a music fanatic and former college radio D.J.
Last book read:Dissident Gardens: A Novel by Jonathan Letham
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Just add coffee to activate.
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? My grandparents, John Coltrane, and President Obama.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means community, collaboration and empowerment.