Isaac Bryan is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. His policy interests center around mass incarceration, police protocol conceptualization, juvenile justice, and economic equity. During his time at UCLA, Isaac has served as the Political Science Coordinator for the Center for Community Learning where he teaches undergraduate courses in civic engagement and professional development. In addition, he has been an active student leader serving on the Academic Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity as well as an advisor to the Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.
Prior to enrolling at UCLA, Isaac worked as a research fellow for the Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections. As a Rombach Fellow, he worked in tangent with a team of federal monitors to enforce a US Department of Justice Consent Decree with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, Isaac has worked as an analyst for BOTEC analysis, a criminal justice and drug policy research firm, where he was utilized on projects involving probation reform and juvenile justice. In 2016, Isaac coauthored several policy briefs that later inspired SB439-Minimum Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction.
His passion for equitable justice and civic engagement is best traced to his upbringing in Southern California. Having had dozens of foster siblings, and being one of nine adopted children himself, Isaac has always been keenly aware of the adverse impacts that can be associated with the creation of social policy.
As a 2017-18 Bohnett Fellow, he will be work in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Reentry. He is looking forward to using best practices, evidence based reforms, and his rich life experience to inform positive reentry policy on behalf of the city of Los Angeles.