Brennan Philip Monaco is an undergraduate history major at the University of Florida, where he is the Bridget Phillips Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year and a member of the History Honors Program. He is currently in the process of writing his senior honors thesis, which focuses on the 18th century debate within Britain pertaining to the expansion of empire and culminating in the impeachment trial of Governor-General Warren Hastings.
Prior to his enrollment at the University of Florida, Brennan received his Associate in Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA) from Indian River State College. While attending IRSC, he was a Fine Arts Scholar and touring production manager. He additionally served as a director of the college’s Performing Arts Academy.
Brennan is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Aside from academic pursuits, Brennan has spent 22 years in theatre, including 15 years as a professional actor. He is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and is eligible for SAG-AFTRA membership. His acting credits further include radio, national television, independent films, and industrials.
Brennan enjoys traveling and has had the incredible fortune to visit such diverse locations as China, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Netherlands. His favorite literary topics include military and intelligence, classics, and travelogues. His favorite poets include Emily Dickinson, Lord Tennyson, and Rudyard Kipling.