Bernardo received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2005, with minors in Philosophy and Mathematics. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in New York.
His research focuses on questions of moral personality, ethical decision-making, and individual responsibility in bureaucratic organizations. His dissertation explores the everyday moral life of frontline public workers, or “street-level bureaucrats”, who act as intermediaries between citizens and the state.
Other interests include: contemporary normative political theory, political anthropology, implementation studies and organization theory, and 20th-century European political thought.