Brenda attended Oberlin College studying Comparative American Studies. Born and raised in Chicago, she takes particular interests in discussing and learning more about education including educational systems in urban areas, the privatization of education, education for undocumented people, or diversity in relation to transitioning into higher education. , Brenda has been involved with various campus organizations such as La Alianza Latin@, which serves as a safe-space for Latin@ identifying students. She mentored and tutored Oberlin middle and high school students through the Ninde Scholars program, in addition to being a peer mentor for Pell eligible and/or first-generation first-year students. Brenda plans on working in education in the future and hopes that opportunity will help her develop the skills and tools needed to create substantial change.