Executive Voices in Sustainability 2018:

Executive Voices in Sustainability: Joseph A. Brandifino


What brought you to Yale?

With the global focused education provided by the Yale School of Management, I hope to supplement my cultural, linguistic, and transnational expertise with the needed business acumen and skills required to succeed in international and emerging markets.

How have you impacted sustainable practices in your career?

Assisted in the management and allocation of resources and responsibilities among several counterterrorism programs and served on the front lines of the human intelligence collection business.

Tell us one thing about yourself that might surprise your classmates.

I am fluent in Pashto, the language native to the Afghan-Pakistani border region.

Current Position

Firm: Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Position: Master of Public Policy, Degree Candidate
Duration: 2016–2018

Previous Position

Firm: Central Intelligence Agency
Position: National Clandestine Service, Operations Officer
Duration: 9.5 years
Responsibility: Collected human intelligence (HUMINT) that played a critical role in developing and implementing U.S. foreign and national security policy and in protecting U.S. interests

Contact Information

Email: jbrandifino@icloud.com