Branden joined Loyola Marymount University as associate provost in June 2015, where he leads LMU’s Career and Professional Development team. In this role he oversees the office responsible for successfully launching all LMU undergraduate and graduate students into their professional careers. 97% of LMU undergraduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or pursuing post-graduate service within six months of graduation. Before joining LMU, Branden held similar leadership roles in career services at St. Olaf College, Tufts University, and Harvard University. His work in the field of career services has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, American Public Media’s Marketplace, ABC-7, the Career Leadership Collective, and the book Will College Pay Off? by Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School of Business. He also serves on the board of Invertigo Dance Theatre, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company.