Joining D&P Creative Strategies in 2023, Grant Barbosa has a proven track record of impact throughout his close to a decade working in public service, advocacy, & policy. Known for innovative approaches to complex policy challenges, he brings extensive knowledge and a wealth of deep relationships to D&P.
During his time in DC, Grant has tackled challenges big and small – doing everything from drafting legislative language, talking points, op-eds, and responses to congressional inquiries to preparing CEOs and Board Chairs for adversarial hearings before Congress – in addition to building the long-term relationships necessary to navigate Washington no matter what party is in control. Bringing experience from the private, non-profit, & public sectors, he understands the unique challenges facing stakeholders and is able to translate complex issues into the right message for a stakeholder, regardless of their expertise or background.
With prior experience representing clients at a multi-client lobbying firm, Grant also worked in-house at Emergent BioSolutions, a leading company focused on public health threats such as pandemics, biodefense, and the opioid epidemic, where he led advocacy efforts before the U.S. Senate and much of the company’s public policy-related work. Before joining the private sector, Grant worked for the Senate office of now-Vice President Kamala Harris as her lead policy staffer on a wide array of policy areas including health policy. Prior to working in the Senate, Grant worked for then-Ways and Means Ranking Member Sandy Levin–where he worked hand-in-glove with the Ranking Member’s committee staff. He got his start in DC as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Health Graduate Fellow, where he worked in the congressional office of now-HHS Secretary Becerra and at the American Public Health Association.
Before launching his career in Washington, Grant graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was a Presidential Scholar and Harvard Graduate Student Leadership Institute Fellow. His undergraduate degree is from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a John B. Ervin Scholar and Annika Rodriguez Scholar. Grant currently lives in Washington, D.C. – and keeps busy outside of work through a number of passions including involvement with the National M.S. Society and recording his own genre of electronic gospel music made in virtual reality, Synaptic Dream Pop.