A native of Queens, New York, Brian Goldman is a Political Science major with a concentration in American Politics and minors in Creative Writing and English and is in his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he has written about politics as a staff writer for the Penn Political Review and later as a weekly columnist for the school paper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. He was selected as a finalist for the Penn Public Policy Challenge, in which he worked with a team of Public Policy graduate students to draw up a policy proposal and implementation strategy designed to reduce recidivism in the Philadelphia prison system. Last spring, a research paper he wrote analyzing the constitutionality of the individual mandate in "Obamacare" was published in the Washington Undergraduate Law Review. Having grown up in New York City and attended high school in the Bronx, he is naturally an avid Yankees fan. In 2012 he was a Millennial Values Fellow in conjunction with the Berkley Center's project on young Americans, faith, and values.