Blake Brandes

Blake Brandes, 2006 Scholar, University of Kent at Canterbury

blake_brandesDuring my time at the University of Kent, I have rapped with an international Gospel Choir, debated social policy with French youth activists, and interviewed world-renowned postcolonial scholars. The Marshall program has provided continuous support for my academic and extracurricular activities, and these opportunities have given me much insight into both my research and my life. From composing a compilation album with contemporary British poets and rappers to engaging with French street culture, I am incredibly grateful for the resources that the University of Kent and the Marshall program have provided. I know that I am building the foundation for a life of global impact, and I hope to one day be able to offer similar chances to young individuals who want to change the world.