Brandi is a native of Covington, LA who received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University in 2011. Since then she has worked in the Event Planning and Marketing industries, including owning her own business. She has planned celebratory, corporate, and philanthropic events, and has managed marketing for companies ranging from restaurants and bars to garden centers. Since 2012, Brandi has assisted Emerge on various fundraising events and projects, and joined Emerge full-time in July 2015 as part of The Emerge Center’s Development team. Although the fundraising world was not something she actively sought out, working under knowledgeable fundraising professionals and learning the Emerge mission motivated her to stay in the non-profit area and develop her skills pertaining to fundraising. She is motivated by the great need for our services and the success stories that come out of our doors.