A Los Angeles-based writer, editor, and storyteller, Brandi is a lifestyle news writer at Bustle covering mental health, career topics, feminism, astrology, lifestyle trends, LGBTQ+, spiritually, and health and wellness. A former daily newspaper reporter, she is also the editor of two anthologies and co-founder of the narrative magazine The Blue Room. In addition, her work has been published in Ignite magazine, Coast magazine, Portland magazine, on the lifestyle websites I Am & Co, Lonny, Livingly, and more. She was a 2016 recipient of an Idyllwild Arts fellowship for nonfiction and has given readings of her work around the country. Brandi has a BA in journalism from the University of Toledo and an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program. She is obsessed with all things related to true crime (SSDGM), Stevie Nicks and Lady Gaga, and enjoys spending time with her special-needs dog who has to eat all of her meals in a dog high chair.