Brendan DeMelle is Executive Director and Managing Editor of <a href="http://www.DeSmogBlog.com" target="_hplink">DeSmogBlog.com</a>. He has served as Research Associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, researcher for Laurie David and StopGlobalWarming.org, and others. He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology in 1998, and began his career with the EPA as an environmental justice advocate in Region 10, before returning to his home state of Connecticut as a Campus Organizer with the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). From 2000-2005, he served as Corporate Lobbying Analyst and then Legal Analyst with Environmental Working Group. Brendan and his wife Anne enjoy kayaking, cycling and exploring the Pacific Northwest.