Brendan O'Brien

Director of International Students and Scholars Office
4531 Memorial Union

B.A. in History, Hobart College, Geneva NY
M.A. Public Administration SUNY Albany, Albany NY.

Hometown: Schenectady, New York

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, swimming, running, reading, travelling, hanging out with my daughters.

Favorite international food: A simple greek salad with the freshest ingredients!

Favorite place/event in the U.S.: Place: Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca NY;  Event: the Troy Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving morning, Troy NY

I want to visit: I have never visited India, and I would love to go. 

Advice for international students and scholars: You have a great opportunity. Make the most of it, ask for help – there are many people who want to assist you. Don’t be afraid to take chances: You can’t score if you don’t shoot!