Brenda H. works as an independent contractor specializing in research, writing, and editing in the field of international affairs.
As a federal civil servant, she produced and managed analysis for senior US policy makers and intelligence officials, contributing to their understanding of fast-breaking events and broader political developments while earning a reputation as a talented writer, editor, and critical thinker. Her experience includes producing analysis and organizing round tables on topics ranging from the politics of Russia and other Eurasian countries to the challenges of countries recovering from armed conflict. Brenda H. honed her editorial skills as a manager of new analysts specializing in data analysis. Under her supervision, analysts learned to translate data analysis into creative written products that busy, non-specialist, government customers found timely and informative.
As a political analyst and manager of analysts, Brenda H. was a leader in navigating institutional differences in analysis, methodologies, and priorities. She used her deep expertise, wide networks of colleagues, and excellent interpersonal skills to foster a more comprehensive working level approach to supporting US policy initiatives.