Brandi H. started her career working in mental health care. She leveraged that knowledge into a successful career in multi-site multifamily management. During her career she worked with properties of every imaginable type and socioeconomic status. It was there that she developed her desire to work in public policy for disadvantaged populations.
Brandi has written over 50 papers as part of her graduate work, covering topics from nonprofits, to government, to issues related to social constructs and policy narratives. Brandi is completing two internships, one in economic development and the other in program evaluation design.
Examples of her work include market research, Fair Housing guidance, one-on-one business counseling, program evaluation, landlord-tenant information, business plan editing and development, organizational analysis, and research regarding civic engagement and diversity in rural communities. She has been exposed to grant writing and has successfully co-authored a $10,000 grant.
Brandi supplements her income with a local media job where she interviews local business people of interest and photographs and promotes local events.