The child of two witty software engineers, Brandie is an experienced public and interpersonal speaker. While working towards her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at Stephen F. Austin State University, she attended national and regional Sociology conventions where she presented research and co-written articles. Upon completion of her degree, Brandie received the W.E. Wade Outstanding Graduate in Sociology Award and began her career in social work. Through employment and volunteer work with non-profit organizations, Brandie continues to refine her skills as an active listener and conversationalist.