A graduate of Westtown Friends School, Brennan Barnard earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont. He serves as the Director of College Counseling and Outreach at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire and as the Director of College Counseling at US Performance Academy, an on-line independent high school for elite athletes. Brennan has worked as a teacher, coach, admission officer and student affairs administrator at a number of independent high schools and colleges, including Westtown School, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Hyde School, Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Vermont. Brennan writes about college admission, firefighting and mindfulness, as well as the complexities and beauty of life. This father of two lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire where he is a volunteer firefighter.