Brandi is a Dallas native and a proud graduate of Dallas Independent School District. After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas, she discovered her passion for education while volunteering at a Dallas middle school. She went on to serve as a classroom teacher for ten years, working initially with students with special academic and behavioral needs, and then teaching mathematics and college preparatory courses. Most recently, Brandi worked as an instructional coach and then an academic facilitator for schools undergoing critical academic and cultural transformations.
Brandi believes in change from the ground up and therefore engages educators in the process of evaluating school systems and driving reform. As an Educator Organizer with Stand for Children, Brandi trains teachers to advocate for themselves and their students to impact education policy and practice.