Brenda is a writer, performance, and visual artist. She possesses degrees from Brown and Hampton Universities in Theatre and Museum Studies, respectively. Currently enrolled in the Hamline University MFA in Creative Writing program, she plans to culminate her studies with a PhD in communication and theatre.
She has enjoyed playing a signifcant role in the making of a number of shows on KFAI Radio, and is recognized as a premiere music host for The Morning Blend as well as the producter of several newscasts for its weekly morning drivetime shows. Among her favorite show contributions are the ones when she served as a guest -- reciting poetry, discussing the news-of-the-day, contributing music and the like -- with hosts Sandra J. Gaillard, Dee Henry Williams and Rose "BluesLady" Robinson.
In July 2016, Brenda premiered her drive-time show PLAY FOR ME
PLAY FOR ME is a uniquely formatted mix of talk and music, addressing the public interest while celebrating the guest's personal life and aspirations. Potential guests range from high-profile public figures to common folk from all walks-of-life who bring the KFAI audience current, while providing personal and historical context to a variety of topics ranging from sports to politics to art and all that jazz. As a thank you for their generosity, guests are given the opportunity to fashion a "playlist" of music, spoken word, or any other recorded content that underscores their topic and provides context to their interview theme, especially on a personal tip.