Brennan DuBose has been named to HBCU Buzz’s sixth annual “30 Under 30” list of alumni of historically black colleges and universities.

DuBose received his undergraduate degree in political science from Howard University and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Teachers College. He also holds a TC master’s degree in Communications & Education.

Brennan DuBose

MULTI-TASKER DuBose works in investment, has created a podcast and is a Research Fellow at TC's Institute for Urban and Minority Education. (Photo:

DuBose currently serves as a Senior Associate at Echoing Green, a global social innovation fund that discovers emerging social entrepreneurs and invests deeply in the growth of their ideas and leadership. He leads the Fund’s Black Male Achievement Fellowship, a multi-million-dollar portfolio that supports new social entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys in the United States. His efforts are focused primarily on capital access, organizational strategy and external programming.  

In 2020, DuBose created and launched a podcast, BLACKSTAGE, which is available on both Apple Music and Spotify.

DuBose is also a research fellow at TC’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

HBCU Buzz provides news, insights and editorials about and from historically black colleges and universities. On its website, the publication calls HBCUs “a sturdy foundation that arguably built the African American community.” It notes that HBCUs yield more than one quarter of all African-American graduates in the country, conferring 48,300 degrees in the 2017-2018 academic school year. 

The HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 list includes figures from sports, STEM, entertainment (including, this year, the rapper L’il Yachty,) media, business, public service and fashion.