Grad school

Studio design team received first prize in 2019 James R. Boyce Affordable Housing Studio for Intersection, a proposed development at Glen Park BART in San Francisco

Start-up pitch team presented DoubleUp ADU loan vision in March 2019 at Harvard (among 10 finalists for the Harvard Real Estate Venture Competition) and in April in Hong Kong (top 4/109 proposals in Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Competition)

High school

Awarded scholarships in 2010: Bank of Montreal Kids Help Phone Ontario Student Ambassador Leadership Recognition Award, Angela L. McLeod Grade 12 Law Award, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 Grade 12 History Award, Northern Promotions Grade 12 French Award

Press clips


Before I dive into this, I should say one thing: the Harvard Independent (a fun, hilarious rag I was briefly the president of) is and always will be far better than the Crimson. Someday, they will have a solid digital archive, and I will be able to search for my name as easily as I have for this post.

The Harvard Crimson is special. Whenever they quote you, they follow your words with your full name, including your initials, and your graduating year. I get the class year bit—it helps you, a first-semester freshman who still reads the Crimson, see how far through the Harvard tunnel story subjects are (and, occasionally, to see when professors, administrators, and public figures attended Harvard). But the middle initials are beyond me. When I was a first-year freshman and my compatriots still read the paper, my double initials made them think I was some fancy little scion. (That’s not the case.)

November 6, 2014

A history concentrator with a secondary in ethnic studies, Gary D.J. Gerbrandt ’14, who now works at Bain in Canada, went through on-campus recruiting last fall along with many of his friends from various fields of study. He says he thinks consulting firms “look for people who have a diversity of interests and a diversity of backgrounds.”

Harvard Crimson, “Case Study: Consulting After College,” by Amy L. Weiss-Meyer.

November 17, 2011

So how does it work for Harvard students? “Twitter lets me let my hair down,” says Gary D.J. Gerbrandt ’14 (@garygerbrandt). “I have a vague goal that if somebody is going to see my tweet and laugh at it or see it and think something, I hope that I can improve infinitesimally someone’s day.”

Harvard Crimson, “#twitteratharvard and Beyond,” by Reina A. E. Gattuso.

November 3, 2010

Gary Gerbrandt '14 and Allison Gofman '14 look over addresses to prepare for canvassing.
Gary Gerbrandt ’14 and Allison Gofman ’14 look over addresses to prepare for canvassing. Link

At 1 p.m., Allison Gofman ’14 and Gary D. J. Gerbrandt ’14, maps and flyers in hand, were ready to canvass. The campaign had given the pair a lists of houses to go to, where they would talk to voters and remind them to vote on Tuesday. These lists also included voting records, so Gofman and Gerbrandt knew how many times each voter had voted in the past three elections…

Reluctantly, Gerbrandt got on the bus back to Harvard to work on his Expos paper. His time in Cambridge was brief—the next morning, he was back on the bus to Manchester.

Harvard Crimson, “Students Campaign for Favorites Until the Very End“, by Monika Robbins.

October 27, 2010

Gary D.J. Gerbrandt ’14, a Food Literacy representative, marveled at the array of different locally grown foods. 

“I haven’t really explored all the different farms,” Gerbrandt said. “I didn’t know so much food was made so close to Harvard.”

Harvard Crimson, “Tuesday Market Ends for Season,” by Derrick Asiedu (who must have been on the Food Literacy Project beat!).

October 25, 2010

I’m pretty excited to be here. It’s a lot of fun to work in the dirt and nice to be in the community,” FLP representative Gary D.J. Gerbrandt ’14 said as he worked in the garden.

Harvard Crimson, “Food Literacy Project, CitySprouts Collaborate on Area Gardens,” by Derrick Asiedu and Jake A. Weatherly.

October 5, 2010

Visitors to the bog were struck by its beauty. “It was a sea of red and white and pink berries,” said FLP freshman representative Gary D. J. Gerbrandt ’14. […]

The bog tourists were informed that the cranberries sit on a bed of peat moss all year and will be covered in sand over the winter to protect the produce from the elements. During fall, harvesters flood the bog with water, Gerbrandt explained.

“I thought it was really exhilarating,” Gerbrandt said of the trip. “It was really cool to see a giant mass of floating berries. I mean, how often do you get to see that?”

Harvard Crimson, “Students Voyage to Berry Bog,” by Derrick Asiedu.


April 8, 2010

November 25, 2008

I was an enormous Apple dork in my teens, and stumbled across an early sign that iTunes was going DRM-free. (Remember when downloading music was our only legal option?) I posted about this on MacRumors’ forums and soon found myself shocked to see it on the main page. Apple eventually disabled the page I used to find this out, which was a satisfying little consequence of my snooping.

January 22, 2006

I was listed alongside my castmates in Variety’s review of the indie movie Things to Do, in which I played a soapbox-racing teenage jerk.