Brandie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Community Health ,she also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus on Health Education and Administration. Her studies prepared her for research and analysis, and certification (Certified Health Education Specialist-CHES) earned her the ability to implement and evaluate (public health) programs. While working in hospital management, where she managed work processes in four different hospitals, she decided to expand her passion for public health and interest and began working at a non-profit organization where she analyzed the efficacy of health education programs. In addition, she implemented a new program and provided analysis to stakeholders in efforts to evaluate the program’s efficiency, as well as predict what future steps were needed to further mobilize and improve the program’s overall performance. She has worked closely on projects for the Centers for Disease Control, completing quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as authored narratives for grant proposals, annual progress reports, and data reports. Brandie has experience with project management, health care management, and a background of counseling that have given her the opportunity to work with diverse populations and identify needs for improvement to ensure programs are reaching goals set out by stakeholders. She has numerous in-person training on diversity, inclusion, and health equity-as well as has worked on larger projects that focus on prioritizing the needs of under-served populations.