Learning and Evaluation Director
As the Foundation’s learning and evaluation director, Brenda oversees the development of a research and evaluation framework and leads community engagement efforts. She aims to ensure the experiences of communities most impacted by inequities are central to the Foundation’s learning, guiding how the Foundation meaningfully supports community-led efforts. Previously, Brenda served as deputy director and policy manager at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. She feels fortunate to have incredible mentors throughout her life, from her mother who raised four kids on a steady diet of liberation theology, service, and love, to community elders who lead with the value of “nothing for us, without us.”
Brenda earned her BA at Western Washington University and MSc at the London School of Economics. Her greatest learning, however, has and continues to come from being the mother of two little ones.