Bryn Keane-Farrell is the younger of two children. She was born on December 18th, 1991, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital, but has lived in Boston her entire life. She has a mother, a father, a sister, and two cats, both of whom she prefers above the others.
Bryn gained an appreciation for politics very early on, when she was still a toddler, due to the fact that her father served for seven years as a Boston City Councilor. He implemented many significant changes, including banning smoking from restaurants and legalizing civil unions between same-sex couples. Due to his indefatigable devotion to the welfare of the public, Bryn was instilled with the belief of doing something because it was morally right, not because it would give her any personal advantage.
She attended the Learning Project Elementary School before entering Boston Latin School in seventh grade. During her six years at the Learning Project, she began to harbor a great passion and a spirited love for creative writing, something that she had always enjoyed but only began to hone during the third grade. Not a day has gone by since then that Bryn has not been writing, and she has completed over a score of novels. She is currently working on a chronicle, and hopes to eventually get it published. She knows that she will never stop writing and that it will always be an intrinsic, integral part of her life, no matter what.
In eighth grade, Bryn also found that her words had the ability to aid those in need, and she found another love: the clichéd, ever-present “helping people”. She hopes to one day find a suitable combination of both her loves and use that as a way to successfully live out her life.
Bryn, a rising senior, is working for Massachusetts’ Attorney General Martha Coakley this summer in the Public Inquiry & Assistance Center (PIAC). Recently, in a bold move that shocked both supporters and dissidents alike, the Attorney General decided to sue the federal government over DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), a federal law passed in 1996 that allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages, on the basis that it is unconstitutional. While this does not directly affect Bryn’s office, it is still a very exciting time to be working with people such as Coakley who will courageously go against the tide in order to secure the freedom and equal rights that all deserve, serving as a model example as a political figure who is dedicated to public service and not just their own popularity.