Brady obtained a PhD from the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Her dissertation work explored the role of active labor market policies in assisting Unemployment Benefit II recipients (the long-term unemployed) integrate into the regular labor market under Germany’s Hartz IV welfare reforms. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
In addition to holding a PhD from the LSE, Brady has a B.A. in History and German from Creighton University, an M.A. in Medieval History from Fordham University and an M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics (LSE).