Brenda was born in San Francisco and has lived in Richmond and West Contra Costa County since 2005. Her involvement with children began early in life when at the age of 8 she co-facilitated catechism classes with her grandmother at St. Peter’s Church in San Francisco. Her education at City College of San Francisco further developed her passion to continue her work with young children. She is passionate about the need for children to grow up with love and support with a keen interest in mental health. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A in Psychology.