Raised in a rural community in the Nooksack Valley
in northeast Whatcom County, Brady
grew up around many of the challenges and opportunities we face today.
's mom, Vicky, teaches English Language Learners in Nooksack Valley Schools
- the same schools where Brady graduated.
came to the United States from Cuba with her
parents, who put their three kids through college working their way up from washing dishes to becoming successful restaurant owners.
dad's side, Brady
is a fifth generation Washingtonian.
dad, Charlie, is an agricultural educator and was born and raised in the 43rd Legislative District.
After graduating high school, Brady attended Princeton University on a scholarship where he studied public policy.
On graduating, he
went on to study as a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras.
In Honduras, Brady founded Proyecto Villa Nueva, a non-profit that works to foster youth leadership and prevent violence in urban slums.
In 2011, the Organization of American States
recognized the program for its contributions to building a culture of peace.
has focused on promoting economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and human rights.
Brady worked as a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supporting sustainable and productive food systems for the poor in developing countries.
He spent time in Washington, D.C. working on interfaith dialogue for environmental and social justice with Georgetown University and the World Bank.
At home, Brady serves as the Chair of the Trust for Public Land's Washington State Advisory Board and on the board of Intiman Theatre.
As a legislator, Brady
is committed to putting his
values into practice through policies that support economic opportunity for all, preserve our environment for the future, and invest in the education system we need for our kids to succeed from pre-K thru college.