Brendan Griffiths
Academic Coach

Woodbury 110, UCB 290

Brendan graduated from Whitworth University, a tiny liberal arts college nestled amongst the pine trees of Eastern Washington. Unable to settle on whether to be a musician or scientist, he chose to double major in Music and Chemistry, a decision that frequently led to late weekend nights spent practicing and writing lab reports in the music building. In grad school, here at CU Boulder, he taught Organic Chemistry and did his thesis work in a lab specialized in drug discovery for the purpose of responding to antibiotic resistant bacteria. He had no idea that Academic Coaching was a thing when he left graduate school and was led into the work through a series of planned happenstances.

Outside of work he sings in a renaissance choir, figure skates, and “multitasks” binging cooking shows while napping. The hardest and most important lesson he learned through seven years as a student in higher education is the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Brendan looks forward to helping students navigate the weirdness of college life, find support networks, and identify the unique story they wish to tell with their education.