Raghib Allie-Brennan ’13
Class of 2013, Major in International Studies
“My four years at MMC not only prepared me for my career, it prepared me for life outside of my career. The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences may be a minority department, but my professors have given me the knowledge and ability to hold my own in a world where my colleagues, bosses, and competition are Ivy League graduates.”
After majoring in International Studies during his time at Marymount Manhattan, Raghib Allie-Brennan ’13 is now making a name for himself in local politics. Advocating for the people, Allie-Brennan is now the youngest member serving in the Connecticut State House, advancing policies that benefit the second district and all of Connecticut.
The Second District State Representative has also been named vice-chairman of the House Energy and Technology Committee as well as Assistant Majority Leader — a key member of House leadership. He will also serve as a member of both the Public Safety & Security Committee and General Law Committee.
Allie-Brennan’s political career dates back to 2014 when he spent two years as a congressional policy adviser in the U.S. House of Representatives. His efforts in this role touched upon a range of hot-button issues, including environmental justice, energy, foreign policy, and LGBT rights.
Unsurprisingly, Allie-Brennan was an active and engaged contributor to the Marymount Manhattan community as a student. During his time on campus, the former class speaker believed that a strong liberal arts curriculum helped students understand their place in the world and relationships with each other.
“I cherish my time at MMC. The smaller classrooms compelled me to engage in discussion and allowed me to have a real relationship with my professors. I wasn’t just a number. Without my liberal arts education I would never have been able to pivot on different issues at work or feel confident to network in a room full of people discussing various issues. Classes such as Natural Disasters, 20th Century Middle East, Latin American History, German Expressionism, and even Harry Potter and Philosophy have all provided me with different research methods, knowledge, and insight in navigating work and people.”