David Grant

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Executive Assistant and LGBTQ+ Liaison, City of Hartford


David Grant holds a bachelor of science degree in communication with a minor in nonprofit leadership and management. He has also earned certificates in special events management and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender studies from Arizona State University.

Currently, he serves as the executive assistant and LGBTQ+ liaison for Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. In this role, he works to support the city’s 26+ boards and commissions while also cultivating partnerships to strengthen the region’s LGBTQ+ community.

“The University of Connecticut’s MPA Fellows program will give me the opportunity to further develop my skillset helping me become a more effective public servant. I am looking forward to engaging with local and state leaders throughout this experience while utilizing the lessons I learn to make my community stronger.”

After graduating, David hopes to further his education by earning a J.D. in constitutional law. His goal is to continue to advocate for those that are unable to advocate for themselves.

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