Major at MMC
After majoring in International Studies during his time at Marymount Manhattan, Raghib Allie-Brennan ’13 is now making a name for himself in local politics by advocating for the people of Bethel, Connecticut, and running as the Democratic candidate for State Representative in Connecticut’s 2nd Assembly District.
As the Vice Chair of Bethel’s Democratic Party, Allie-Brennan led an effort to ban fracking waste in his hometown. He also serves as a board member for three organizations: the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, and HERO Project, which brings awareness and resources to the opioid epidemic afflicting the area.
In addition to these extensive commitments, Allie-Brennan maintains a demanding day job helping small businesses secure grants and loans at the firm Pastore & Dailey LLC in Stamford, Connecticut.
Allie-Brennan’s political career dates back to 2014, when he spent two years as a congressional policy adviser in the U.S. House of Representatives. His efforts in this role touched upon a range of hot-button issues, including environmental justice, energy, foreign policy, and LGBT rights.
Unsurprisingly, Allie-Brennan was an active and engaged contributor to the Marymount Manhattan community as a student. The former class speaker believes that a strong liberal arts curriculum helps students understand their place in the world and relationships with each other.
“Marymount played a crucial role in directing my future career as a community leader and advocate,” he says. “Professors such as Ghassan Shabaneh, Andreas Hernandez, Rosemary Nossiff, Lauren Brown, Laura Tropp, and Debra Tillinger went above and beyond to teach me what it really means to be a local and global citizen.”