JANUARY FEATURED ROCKSTAR: TYLER BRANDT
Tyler Brandt is a Content Associate at FEE. He is a graduate of UW-Madison with a B.A. in Political Science. In college, Tyler was a FEE Campus Ambassador, President of his campus YAL chapter, and Research Intern at the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy.
Tyler became a FEE Alumnus after attending FEEcon 2017 on full scholarship as a Campus Ambassador. After graduating, Tyler began interning at FEE on the Programs team. He later became FEE's first Henry Hazlitt Fellow, and officially joined the team full-time in October.
When asked about FEE's role in his life, Tyler says "I was always interested in politics, but after working closely with a think-tank and state legislature, I realized there were better ways to affect change. I started reading FEE articles and they opened up my worldview. I stopped focusing on political squabbles and started understanding the rational basis behind economics and philosophy. Once I started this intellectual journey, I knew I couldn’t stop."
Read his latest FEE.org article, Don't Tread on My Electric Scooter.
Previous rockstars include Matt Kibbe, Savannah Lindquist, Maddie Lindeman,
Odunola and Daniel Oladejo, Faith Coyne, Joshua Sanders, Jacob Huebert, Liya Palagashvili, Ann Young, Lana Link, Arturo Portillo Lopez, and Caleb Brown.
“The real 'aha' moment for me was really attending a FEE seminar. I think there are a lot of people who were like me in high school that is being bored to death by rote memorization and not really engaging with ideas in a substantive way. I think that's where FEE performs its best function which is to inspire young people to engage with so much challenging, powerful, compelling thinking. ”
Caleb Brown, Director of Multimedia at the Cato Institute
“FEE has had a tremendous impact on my life and on where I am today. I wouldn't have gotten my foot in the door at the Institute for Justice if it wasn't for having FEE on my resume and after eight years of working at IJ I was able to join the Mercatus Center. FEE taught me that regardless of how people treat me, I have the freedom to choose how I treat them. ”
Bob Ewing, Director of Communications Training and Strategy at the Mercatus Center
“During seminars, you could see kids in the breakout sessions working through ideas and really becoming alive talking to one another. They can take this information that they've learned at FEE and the thoughts that they've worked through in the seminars and use them in their everyday lives to inspire others.”
Amanda Grimmett, Community Manager at Convene Conference Centers
“I've seen a lot of students come back from FEE seminars with a much broader and at the same time deeper understanding of liberty.”
Clark Ruper, Director of Business and Talent Development at Conscious Capitalism Inc.
OTHER FEATURED ALUMNI
Alex Chafuen, Atlas Economic Research Foundation president
Edwin Feulner, Founder and Former Heritage Foundation president
Venkatesh Geriti, Award-winning Social Entrepreneur
Jack Kemp, former Vice Presidential candidate
Charles Koch, Koch Industries chairman and CEO
Rep. Ron Paul, Author, Physician, and Former Politician
Roger Ream, The Fund for American Studies president
Fr. Robert Sirico, Acton Institute founder
Dick Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and chairman