Member at Large
Brandi was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and is a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2009 with a major in Global Studies, she entered the legal field, working as a court clerk for her Tribe’s court for nearly three years and later returned to work for her Tribe’s prosecutor as a certified paralegal. In May of 2019 she received her Masters of Legal Studies with a focus in Indigenous People’s Law. Additionally, Brandi is an entrepreneur, having owned and managed a personal training business for roughly two years, and currently co-owner of American Indian Republic, a Native digital media platform as well as Bella & Belle, a Creative Design Firm. She is currently laying the groundwork for her own content creation business, The Multifaceted Matriarch. In July of 2019 the Puyallup Tribe hosted its first Pride event, of which she helped to plan as she realized the dialogue around the LGBT+ community within the confines of the Tribal community was absent. In her spare time you can find Brandi throwing weights around in the gym or writing poetry.