C. Bradford Ellison, Program Associate

C. Bradford Ellison is the TechHire Rhode Island (TechHireRI) Program Associate with Opportunity@Work. He is responsible for developing TechHireRI’s Job Seeker Outreach and Computer Science (CS) Minors programs, which aim to attract Rhode Islanders to careers in the state’s tech market and develop accessible avenues for training, respectively.

Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Bradford served as an intern at the United States Embassy in Lomé Togo, where he worked in the political and economic affairs section and advised senior Department of State officials on job creation strategies related to Togo’s development as a transshipment hub and economic development at-large, focusing on China’s impact on development in Togo. Additionally, Bradford has worked as a research intern with Cassidy & Associates and spent two summers as a congressional intern.

Bradford earned an A.B. in Public Policy Studies and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University, where he received distinction upon completion of his senior thesis “Imagining the Poor: The Discourse that Directs Western Intervention in Africa and its Impact on the Condition of American Poverty.” Bradford brings his unique perspective, enthusiasm, and optimism to work towards ensuring America’s Future is evermore equitable and prosperous.