Brenda is originally from Michoacan, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of one. She grew up a small rural town in Central Valley, California, surrounded by a strong, Latino, farm working community. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Education Studies. After graduating from college, she spent nine months in Spain working as an English Teaching Assistant with the Fulbright Program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching Netflix, and reading books. She thanks author Sandra Cisneros for sparking her love for reading.